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Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program prepares graduates to become members of a surgical team at many health care facilities.

CVCC Surgical Technology students with instructor in surgical settingSurgical Technology is a specialty within the Health Sciences Division. The curriculum prepares an individual to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.

Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to participate in surgical procedures, prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic technique; assist with patient preparation for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.

Students are expected to participate in classroom, lab, and clinical (hospital) experience. The entire program consists of three continuous semesters. Students start in the Fall semester (August) and graduate the following Fall semester (August).

It is highly recommended to complete as many of the required general education classes prior to admission into the program.

For admissions information or questions, please contact

Admission Criteria

The program begins in the Fall Semester. Admission is based on the completion of all minimum requirements as listed on the MARs Checklist under "Information". The number of admissions is based on 20 seats in the program. The selection process is competitive.

For more information regarding completing a complete admission file, please refer to the MARs in the Surgical Technology Admission Packet (listed under Information). 

Please see the catalog for more information about this curriculum.

Clinical Sites

Hospital clinical sites require background checks and up to date immunizations.

The operating room environment is a high risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens resulting in exposure to communicable diseases.


For information contact Kim Holman at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4332 or email

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