Surgical Technology

Starting Fall 2024!

Combining on-line instruction, laboratory simulations, and supervised clinical practice, the KCC Surgical Technology Program prepares students for a career as a surgical technologist. Instruction includes core courses essential to health care professionals as well as specialty courses in surgical technology. A simulation of a surgical suite in the Surgical Technology Laboratory allows for hands-on practice of essential psychomotor skills. Clinical practice in hospitals, surgical processing services, and operating rooms provide actual experiences to prepare students for entry-level positions in hospital operating rooms and surgical centers.

The KCC Surgical Technology Program is 101 credits in length. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive an Associates of Applied Science Degree with a concentration in Surgical Technology.

Surgical Technology Program Mission Statement

The mission of Klamath Community College Surgical Technology Program is to provide educational experiences that instill the professional values of ethics and responsibility while students learn according to current standards. This program is designed to prepare entry-level Surgical Technologists who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession. The faculty is dedicated to fostering a learning environment that encourages trust and interaction to achieve the overall goal of providing a diverse community with well-prepared surgical technologists who are capable of providing quality health care.

The Surgical Technology Program at Klamath Community College has a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

For more information regarding credentialing and accreditation please see the Accreditation page.

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

For more information see the Credit for Prior Learning page.

What Will I Learn?

  •  How to prepare patients for surgery.
  •  How to keep instruments sterile.
  •  How to pass instruments, sutures, and sponges during a surgery.
  •  Surgical reordering.

How Will I Learn It?

For online classes, you will have 24/7 access to the online classroom, learning resources, and support. With no set class times, your learning will be flexible to you.

For in person classes, you will have set class times and face-to-face communication with instructors and peers.

Either way, at KCC you will have everything you need to achieve your learning goals!

Available Degrees and Certificates with Curriculum Maps

Program Admission

In accordance with the mission of the Surgical Technology Program, providing a diverse community with well-prepared surgical technologists who can provide quality health care, the Surgical Technology Program endeavors to select applicants who have the ability to become competent surgical technologists. KCC has the freedom and ultimate responsibility for the selection of students. This includes the responsibility to assure the community that graduates of the surgical technology program have the intelligence, ethical values, maturity, compassion, and physical and emotional capabilities necessary to practice as a surgical technologist.

The surgical technology program is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. The program does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.

Supplemental Materials

Careers in Surgical Technology

Median Annual Salary

  • United States:
  • Oregon State:
  • Klamath Region:

2022-2032 Employment Projection

11.9% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:

Post-secondary training

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department and Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data provided for a Surgical Technologist position. For a different employment forecast, visit the State of Oregon Employment Department.


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Contact Surgical Technology

Les Fowler
Program Lead