Campus(s):Penn Valley: Health Science Institute
Program Coordinator:Roger Massey, 816.604.4665
Application deadline: February 15
When does the program begin?
How long will it take to earn a certificate?
After the completion of admissions requirements and three
prerequisite courses, you can earn a certificate in three semesters or
just 11 months. Our program includes 50-56 hours of classroom
instruction, surgery practical labs and clinical practice.
Where do I take clinical practice?
Clinicals may take place at Excelsior Springs Hospital, St.
Luke's on the Plaza, St. Luke's in the Northland, Saint Luke's East,
Providence Hospital, Research Medical Center, Lee's Summit Hospital,
Center Point Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital, Olathe Medical
Center, Saint Joseph Health Center and Truman Medical Centers, K.U.
Medical Center, Various Outpatient Surgery Centers or Liberty Hospital.
Can I earn a two-year degree?
We plan to offer an associate's degree in surgical technology in the summer of 2011.
Where can I work?
The surgical technologist primarily works in the operating rooms
of hospitals and is employed by outpatient surgery centers, doctor's
offices, surgical technology programs and various medical vendors. Most
of our students are employed while conducting clinical practice at their
What is the advantage of taking classes at MCC?
You'll experience a hands-on, interactive learning environment.
Classes are small for personal instruction. You'll get accredited
training, dedicated instructors and excellent student services - all at
an affordable cost.
What kinds of classes will I be taking?
You'll get a broad background in the basic sciences of anatomy,
physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology and microbiology to serve
as the foundation for advanced subjects.
What will it cost?
Tuition cost is about $12,500. Higher tuition applies for students who do not live
What are the program admission requirements?
Class size is limited to 25. Selection for admission is based
on the earliest date of application submission and to those who meet
all the admission requirements. Program acceptance letters are e-mailed
- You must be 18 years of age
- You must provide a transcript of high school, GED, or evidence of home schooling,
and any college work you may have completed
- You must have a "C" or 2.0 GPA or higher
- Take the COMPASS/ placement tests (required by MCC) with
minimum scores or better in reading, writing and math (if your scores
don't meet the minimum scores required, then you will need to take the
recommended developmental classes and pass with a "C" or better to
continue with the enrollment process)
- Complete prerequisite courses: BIOL 109 Anatomy and Physiology, BIOL 150 Medical Terminology,
and BIOL 208 Microbiology.
- Submit transcripts listing completed prerequisite courses and developmental classes.
- Pass a program interview