Surgical Technology A.A.S.

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Get started in the exciting field of surgical medicine

OCC’s Surgical Technology Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (CAAHEP) and teaches graduates how to collaborate with nurses and surgeons to provide high-quality care for surgical patients. 


Info Session
Tuesday, December 3, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Ferrante Hall, Room 280

Are you interested in a career working in the medical field? Join us to learn about becoming a Surgical Technologist providing high-quality care of the surgical patient. Hands-on learning to prepare you to start work upon successful completion of your degree.

What You'll Learn

You'll learn how to scrub and assist during operating procedures, how to prepare, maintain, clean, and store instruments, and how to become a valuable component of a surgical team. 

Where You'll Go

Graduates are prepared for a career as a surgical technologist in an operating room or surgeon's office. Many graduates have also gone on to further their education, and now hold positions as nurses, physician's assistants or surgeon's assistants. At the completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Certifying Exam administered by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). 

  • Surgical Technology Pass rate – 100%
  • Surgical Technology Job placement rate – 100%


Note: This program was formerly offered at OCC as a Certificate.