Graduates receive a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree designed to prepare them for the national certification exam administered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Graduates may work in hospital surgery or labor and delivery areas, out-patient surgery centers or as private scrubs for individual surgeons. The Surgical Technology program is reviewed by the Accreditation Review Committee in Surgical Technology and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Students may take the "Program Specific Courses" only if they have been admitted into the program. A separate application process is required for acceptance into this program. A new class begins each fall semester. The application deadline for the program is March 1. Contact the Allied Health office or visit otc.edu/alliedhealth/1899.php for an application packet.
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120, (303) 694-9262.
Surgical Technology Program Requirements - 41 Credit Hours
you have taken MTH 110 prior to the fall 2018 semester
you have previously taken BCS 145 and BCS 146
General Education Requirements - 26 Credit Hours
The Missouri Department of Higher Education has identified a common set of general education courses that have been adopted statewide. These courses are called the "CORE 42." CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.
Courses in knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicates courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.
Courses that do not have this designation may still transfer to public and private colleges and universities in Missouri and elsewhere, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer to confirm.