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Surgical Technology Certificate

The Surgical Technology Certificate program is granted by Metropolitan Community College, but coordinated at JCCC.

The surgical technology vocational certificate program leads to a certificate of proficiency and prepares students for entry-level jobs as operating room technicians.

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 816-604-4664 for an application packet, which includes deadlines, program prerequisites, and admission requirements. Visit

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.

Certificate granted by Metropolitan Community College

(Major Code 8190)

The following courses should be taken first at JCCC

BIOL 144Human Anatomy and Physiology5-8
or BIOL 140
  & BIOL 225
Human Anatomy
   and Human Physiology*
CHEM 122Principles of Chemistry5
HC 130Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions3
BIOL 230Microbiology*3
BIOL 231Microbiology Lab*2

Specific Program Requirements-taken at MCC-Penn Valley

COLL 100First Year Seminar1
STNU 100Introduction to Surgical Technology2
STNU 101Care of the Surgical Patient3
STNU 102Principles of Surgical Technology I5
STNU 103Principles of Surgical Technology II4
STNU 105Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist2
STNU 120Surgical Procedures I4
STNU 121Clinical Procedures I2
STNU 130Surgical Procedures II4
STNU 131Clinical Procedures II2
STNU 140Surgical Procedures III 4
STNU 141Clinical Procedures III2

Total Program Hours: 53-56