McCann Technical School
Surgical Technology

Department Faculty
Jocelyne Hescock | Phone Ext: 180

The number of surgical procedures is expected to continue to rise as the population continues to grow and age, creating an increase in employment opportunities for surgical technologists according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who work in the sterile environment with surgeons, anesthesia personnel, and nurses in delivering surgical patient care.  Scrub surgical technologists prepare the surgical environment by selecting and assembling sterile supplies and equipment, preparing and maintaining the sterile field throughout surgery, and anticipating the needs of the surgical team by passing instruments and sterile items.  Surgical technologists are employed in hospital-based operating room settings, outpatient surgical centers, maternity units, emergency rooms, central sterile reprocessing units, and in the medical sales field.  Our program includes components of the basic sciences, operating room practices and procedures, safe patient care, operating room technique, surgical procedures, and clinical practice.  This will be accomplished by preparing competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of leaning and meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current Standards and Guidelines for an accredited program in surgical technology.  This program is recognized by the Association of Surgical Technologists as a “PAE Elite Twenty Program 2008”. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (, 25400 US Highway, 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL, 33763,  tel. 727-210-2350, Fax 727-210-2354 upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (, 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80112, tel. 303-694-9262, Fax 303-741-3655.  McCann graduates are eligible take the national board exam produced by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting earning the CST credential.

ARC/STSA approved Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE) pass-rate:
2012-2013 – 3 out of 3 students passed the certification exam
2013-2014 – 4 out of 4 students passed the certification exam
2014-2015 – 4 out of 4 students passed the certification exam
2015-2016 – 5 out of 5 students passed the certification exam
2016-2017 – 5 out of 5 students passed the certification exam

Job Outlook* – 12% growth in demand for surgical technologists is projected from 2016-2026

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

First Semester

Courses Credits Hours
SR 101 Anatomy and Physiology 3 3 – 0
SR 102 Perioperative Issues 5 5 – 0
SR 103 Operating Room Techniques 4 3 – 1
SR 104 Asepsis 3 2 – 1
SR 110 Surgical Procedures I 4 4 – 0
SR 111 Clinical Externship I 2 0 – 6
Total 21 25

Second Semester

Courses Credits Hours
SR 205 Occupational Issues 1 1 – 0
SR 210 Surgical Procedures II 6 6 – 0
SR 211 Clinical Externship II 4 0 – 12
SR 310 Surgical Procedures III 4 4 – 0
SR 311 Clinical Externship III 4 0 – 12
Total 19