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Surgical Technology - AAS


Surgical Technologists are integral members of the surgical team. They work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and others to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. Surgical technologists function primarily in the sterile capacity, passing instruments and equipment to the surgeon during the surgical procedure. They are employed in operating rooms, delivery rooms, emergency departments, and ambulatory care areas.


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

Accreditation Review Committee on Education for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting< br />6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120

Hutchinson Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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  • Application Process
    1. Submission of an application for Hutchinson Community College at https://www.hutchcc.edu/apply-enroll.
    2. Complete the Surgical Technology program application.
    3. Submission of official high school transcript (or GED scores) and official transcripts for college level coursework must be submitted to the Records Office.
    4. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
    5. Pre-Requisites for the Surgical Technologist program include: Any Biology or Basic Concepts, Human Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology.  Students transferring in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pharmacology and Microbiology must have taken these courses within the past five years.
    6. CPR can be taken within the program but please note it will be taken on a Saturday near the beginning of the Fall semester.
    7. Schedule visit with surgical technology faculty member.
    8. Submit names, addresses and phone numbers of three individuals who are familiar with work habits or school work.

    ACT scores in English, Reading, and Math, or ASSET/Compass scores in Writing and Reading, and Accuplacer scores given by the college must be on file.
    Minimum score requirements:
    Math:  Accuplacer 25/ 12 ACT
    Reading: 39 ASSET/ 75 Compass/17 ACT
    Writing: 41 ASSET/ 53 Compass/ 17 ACT

    • If the applicant has completed college-level English composition and math courses  with grades of “C” or higher, the ASSET/Compass/Accuplacer requirement will be waived.
    • Any applicant needing accommodation to take the ASSET/Compass/Accuplacer must contact: ADA Accommodations Coordinator, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

    Meet Allied Health Department and Surgical Technology Program technical standards.

    Applicants will be rank ordered based upon the total points received. Applicants are notified by mail of acceptance into the program.

    Applications, questionnaire, and reference form are available at:

    Hutchinson Community College
    Surgical Technology Program
    1 E. 9th
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
    Program Secretary: 620-694-2456

  • CST Exam Pass Rate

    CST Examination Pass Rate 2021-2022 41.4%

    CST Examination Pass Rate 2020-2021 41.6%

    CST Examination Pass Rate 2019-2020 77.7%

    CST Examination Pass Rate 2018/2019 53.8%

    CST Examination Pass Rate 2017/2018 86.6%

    CST Examination Pass Rate 2016/2017 54.5%


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