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Surgical Technology

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Surgical technologists work in the sterile environment with surgeons, anesthesia personnel and nurses in delivering surgical patient care. Surgical technologists are employed in hospital operating room settings, outpatient surgical centers, maternity units, emergency rooms, central sterile reprocessing units and in the medical sales field. Berkshire Community College, BCC, and McCann Postsecondary Technical School partner to provide a comprehensive 64 credit associate degree program in Surgical Technology. Once the associate degree is awarded by BCC, students are then eligible to sit for the board exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

The BCC program component prepares students for continued clinical studies at McCann and includes courses in microbiology, English Composition, communication, mathematics, sociology, and surgical technology. Students enroll at BCC, then, after successful completion of all coursework, will enroll at McCann for the surgical technology nine-month 1,100-hour clinical program. The McCann program component focuses on elements of the sciences and applies them within operating room practices and procedures, safe patient care, operating room technique, surgical procedures and clinical practice.

A prerequisite summer course, AHS-107 Introduction to Surgical Technology, is required in August preceding enrollment. The immunization and health verification documents must be completed prior to the start of AHS-107. Once AHS 107 is successfully completed with a B [83] or higher, matriculation to the Surgical Technology A.S. program is fulfilled. 

Call the BCC Admissions Office at 413-236-1630 or email Click here for BCC Matriculation Form.

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 (, 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL  33775,  tel. 727-210-2350, Fax 727-210-2354 upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (, 19751 E. Mainstreet, Suite 339, Parker, CO  80138, tel. 303-694-9262, Fax 303-741-3655.  McCann graduates are eligible to take the national board exam produced by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting earning the CST credential. This examination is not a graduation requirement.

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