Surgical Technology, A.A.S.
The Surgical Technology Certificate program is granted by Metropolitan Community College, but coordinated at JCCC.
Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists and RNs in hospital operating rooms and outpatient surgery centers. They prepare operating rooms for surgery, make sure surgical equipment works properly, respond to the needs of the surgical team and ensure safe and sterile operating conditions.
Our program features skills labs with state-of-the-art equipment. You'll learn procedures, sterilization techniques, instrument set-ups, vital signs, patient-care techniques, assessment and treatment of emergencies, basic principles of medicine and surgery, trauma emergencies and more. And you'll get real-world clinical experience at area hospitals.
This program prepares you for national certification, Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
Accreditation: The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP).
JCCC offers the cooperative surgical vocational certificate program for Johnson County residents with MCC-Penn Valley Community College. You must be accepted as a student at JCCC and accepted into the program at MCC-Penn Valley Community College. Consult with a JCCC counselor for more information. Students must be a resident of Johnson County in order to receive in-state tuition rates.
Program courses and credit hours are subject to change at the certificate-granting institution. Contact MCC-Penn Valley Community College at 816604-4664 for an application packet, which includes deadlines, program prerequisites, and admission requirements. Visit http://mcckc.edu/.
Note: Johnson County Community College students should seek specific counsel from the MCC program personnel for the appropriate course plan and numbers.
Johnson County Community College students should refer to Cooperative Program Information.
Degree granted by Metropolitan Community College
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The following courses should be taken first at JCCC
|CHEM 122||Principles of Chemistry*||5|
|BIOL 144||Human Anatomy and Physiology*||5-8|
|or BIOL 140|
& BIOL 225
| Human Anatomy|
and Human Physiology*
|BIOL 231||Microbiology Lab*||2|
|HC 130||Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions||3|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|PSYC 130||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SPD 121||Public Speaking||3|
|or SPD 125||Personal Communication|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|U.S. History to 1877|
|U.S. History Since 1877|
|American National Government|
|State and Local Government|
Specific Program Requirements-taken at MCC-Penn Valley
|COLL 100||First Year Seminar||1|
|POLS 153||The Missouri Constitution||1|
|STNU 100||Introduction to Surgical Technology||2|
|STNU 101||Care of the Surgical Patient||3|
|STNU 102||Principles of Surgical Technology I||5|
|STNU 103||Principles of Surgical Technology II||4|
|STNU 105||Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist||2|
|STNU 120||Surgical Procedures I||4|
|STNU 121||Clinical Procedures I||2|
|STNU 130||Surgical Procedures II||4|
|STNU 131||Clinical Procedures II||2|
|STNU 140||Surgical Procedures III||4|
|STNU 141||Clinical Procedures III||2|
Total Program Hours: 66-69