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Surgical Technology

Quick Facts

Earning Potential:

Median $48,510/year

Time Frame:

Collins Career Technical Center

  • 1,100 Clock Hours (1 Year)
  • Begins each August

Moutwest Community Technology College

  • 31 Credit Hours (1 Year)


📌Adult Main Campus

Estimated Total Costs:

Total Cost: $12,171

Admission Info:

MCTC Pre-Requisites:
  • Medical Terminology
  • Infection Control For Health Professionals
  • Introduction to Clinical Microbiology
  • Microbiology Lab 
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Applied Human Anatomy
  • Oral Communications  
  • Written Communications
  • Applied Math
  • General Psychology
  • CPR/First Aid
WorkKeys Requirements:
  • Applied Math - 4
  • Graphic Literacy - 4
  • Workplace Docs - 5


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Program Overview

The Collins Career Technical Center in Ohio offers a Surgical Technology program for individuals interested in becoming surgical technologists. This program prepares students to assist in surgical procedures by providing care for patients, preparing and maintaining the surgical environment, and handling instruments, equipment, and supplies under the supervision of a surgeon or other healthcare professional. The curriculum covers topics such as anatomy and physiology, surgical procedures, patient care, and instrumentation, as well as hands-on training in a clinical setting. The program is full-time and typically takes 11 months to complete. Upon completing the program, students can take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification examination to become certified surgical technologists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for surgical technologists was $48,510 in May 2021. Job growth for surgical technologists is projected to be much faster than average for all occupations.

What do Surgical Technicians do?

Surgical technologists typically do the following:

  • Prepare operating rooms for surgery
  • Sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery
  • Ready patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites
  • Help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies
  • Count supplies, such as surgical instruments, to ensure that no foreign objects are retained in patients
  • Maintain a sterile environment to prevent patient infection


Vanessa Kersey

Faculty Information

Adult Education Center, Adult Education Annex
Program Directors, Surgical Technology
Surgical Technology Program Director

Contact Information

School Email
School Phone
(740) 867-6641   x405

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