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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

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 122Principles of Chemistry*5
BIOL 144Human Anatomy and Physiology*5-8
or BIOL 140
  & BIOL 225
Human Anatomy
   and Human Physiology*
BIOL 230Microbiology*3
BIOL 231Microbiology Lab*2
HC 130Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
SPD 121Public Speaking3
or SPD 125 Personal Communication

American Institutions

Select one of the following:3
U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1877
Political Science
American National Government
State and Local Government

Specific Program Requirements-taken at MCC-Penn Valley

COLL 100First Year Seminar1
POLS 153The Missouri Constitution1
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 III4
STNU 141Clinical Procedures III2

Total Program Hours: 66-69