Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are a vital part of the operating room team. They prepare the operating room, most importantly the sterile field, for a variety of different surgical procedures. During surgery, the surgical technologist passes instruments and sterile supplies to the surgeon while maintaining sterility, managing specimens and keeping track of all supplies used during the procedure.




Upcoming Surgical Technology Information Sessions

Join us to learn about the Surgical Technology (SGT) program! Drop in and learn about the application process, program details, requirements, career outlook and get your questions answeredInformation sessions are held on the 1st Monday of every month starting May 6th, 2024 to December 2nd, 2024 at 12:00pm via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 831 3297 3796

July 1st, 2024
August 5th, 2024
October 7th, 2024
November 4th, 2024
December 2nd, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered when applications are evaluated?

Applications are evaluated for strong academic background. This background comes from ONLY the pre-requisite courses taken at Mohave Community College or similar courses taken at other colleges/universities which have been accepted for transfer credits at Mohave Community College. Work and volunteer experience with health-related and/or service-oriented emphasis may only be considered and are not required. 

Do all program participants have to travel to clinical facilities?

We try to place students in clinical facilities close to where they live, however, students should be prepared to travel to other clinical facilities if we are unable to do so.

Can I work full-time while participating in the program?

Although we cannot dictate what a student does outside of the program, it must be emphasized that it is extremely difficult to successfully meet the requirements of the program while working a full-time job. Some factors to consider beyond personal stamina and abilities are: • The physical and mental demands of a job. • Flexibility of scheduling-ability to reduce/switch hours to accommodate the program and clinical schedules. • Personal/family responsibilities. • Study time requirements outside of program hours. • Your learning style – are you a quick learner or an individual who needs to spend more time on a task in order to master the material? • Clinical assignments may and can be scheduled from 24-40 hours per week. Many students do work part-time while in the program. The program faculty, while sympathetic and understanding of financial situations, cannot lower performance expectations based on a need to work outside of the program. Ultimately, it is for each individual to honestly evaluate their abilities, both physical and academic, and determine if after committing to the hours in the program and the hours spent at a job, that there will still be enough time left to eat, sleep, study, travel, and fulfill family responsibilities while meeting the requirements of the Surgical Technology Program for its entire duration.

Do you allow students to attend the program part-time?

The program is full-time and four (4) semesters in length. Clinical rotations will be scheduled so that each student can have access to the required clinical experience. Currently, the program is Full-Time. No part-time access to the program exists.

Program Mission

To prepare competent entry-level Surgical Technologists and foster attitudes of awareness, interest, attention, concern, and responsibility towards all people

Program Goal

Prepare students to pass the national examination for the Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) and be awarded an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree.

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MCC’s Surgical Technology program has goals for our graduates to attain. These include earning an Associate of Applied Science and the title of Certified Surgical Technologist. To receive that designation, the student must sit for the exam given by the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. The Director takes pride in the results of the students effort 2023 graduates – 100% pass rate for the National Certification Exam for Surgical Technologists.

Mohave Community College Surgical Technology Program Student Work Policy

All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are in the clinical rotation will be educational in nature.  Students will not be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution, in the capacity of a Surgical Technologist.

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