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About the Surgical Technology Program

Application Deadline

March 15


Certification exam pass rate 2018 94%
Program graduate rate 2018 89%
Students employed within 6 months after graduation 2018 100%

About the Surgical Technology Program

ANNOUNCING  – The OTC Surgical Technology program has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving at least a 90% pass rate on its Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination during the 2015-16 academic year.

OTC Surgical Technology students achieved a 100% pass rate on the CST exam. As a result, within two weeks of graduation, 100% of OTC surgical technologist graduates accepted positions within their field.


The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( accredits the OTC Surgical Technology program upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Career Opportunities

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners that provide surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.

Consequently, a surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. Therefore, these individuals work under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

In addition, a surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Employment Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the employment outlook for Surgical Technologists is expected to increase about as fast as average for all occupations.

Furthermore, the OTC Surgical Technology program will prepare the students to:

  • Prepare sterile fields for surgical procedures
  • Pass instruments to surgeons
  • Assist with patient transport and care
  • Help with operating room turnover

Email questions to, or contact the Allied Health office in Lincoln Hall, room 210, on the OTC Springfield Campus, (417) 447-8803, 447-8804 or 447-8954.

– About the Surgical Technology Program

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