Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses in hospital operating rooms and outpatient surgery centers.

The surgical technologist prepares the operating room for surgery, assures surgical equipment works properly, is stored correctly and assists the surgical team in ensuring the operating conditions are safe and sterile.

Program admission

Additional steps are required for acceptance into this program beyond the standard MCC admissions application. This is a three semester program that begins in June and accepts approximately twenty five students per cohort.

Read the program application/information booklet before you apply to the program.


  1. Complete all required prerequisite courses.
  2. Download the program Application/Admission Packet (PDF) and follow the directions carefully. Be sure to note all of the program requirements.
  3. Apply for financial aid. The federal financial aid application (FAFSA) is also available online.

Program acceptance

You will be contacted within two weeks of the application deadline to let you know if you were accepted into the program. Students accepted into the program will work directly with the program coordinator to determine next steps. Students not accepted into the program should contact the Student Advising Department or the Health Science Institute to determine next steps.





Bright Outlook (faster than average growth) for Surgical Technologists in the Kansas City area. 2023 average median salary in Missouri: $57,730

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.

Professional certification/licensure

Students will sit for the NBSTSA national certification examination as part of the program. Successful completion of this examination allows program graduates to use the professional credentials CST, Certified Surgical Technologist.


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