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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 (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Contact Details

Allied Health
1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 8100

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  • Application Process

    Admission to Hutchinson Community College

     Admission to Surgical Technology

    Application to the Surgical Technology program is December 15th – May 15th for the class starting the following August.  Applications received after May 15th will be evaluated dependent upon availability of spots in the program at that time.  The completion of the application is the student’s responsibility.  To meet this responsibility, the student must:

    • Complete program prerequisites.  All prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the program, August 1st.  Students who still have prerequisite courses to complete after the May 15th application deadline and who meet the necessary guidelines for admission may be eligible to receive a provisional letter of acceptance provided all prerequisite courses are completed by August 1st.
      • Grades must be a “C” (2.0 GPA) or higher.
        • Human Anatomy and Physiology (lab & lecture) *
        • Medical Terminology*
        • Pharmacology*
        • General Microbiology*
        • English Comp I
        • General Psychology or Fundamentals of Sociology
        • Intermediate or College Algebra
        • Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
        • Surgical Technology Allied Health Elective

    *Courses must be within five years of the program start date.

    • Attend a Surgical Technology Information Session.
    • Three professional/colleague references must be completed to be considered for ranking.
    • Surgical Technology Application (click link for PDF Instruction Download)
    • Applicants will be ranked based upon total points received. 
    • Applicants who meet the criteria for admission into the Surgical Technology program will be notified by mail and/or email (HutchCC Dragon email) of acceptance, or placement on the waiting list.
    • Following program acceptance, students will be required to complete a comprehensive physical, drug screen, background check, and submit current vaccinations and CPR at the Healthcare Provider Level.  The cost for these items will be borne by the student. 

    If you want more information or have questions, you may Request Information.

  • CST Exam Pass Rate

    CST Exam pass rate for 2022-2023 63.64% and 2023-2024 66.67%

    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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