Surgical Technology

ST Group
Surgical Technology
ST Scrubs

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 80120, 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.

Department Faculty

Jocelyne Hescock, BA, CST
Program Coordinator                Phone Ext: 180


First Semester

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

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  




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
2017-2018 – 3 out of 4 students passed the certification exam

Surgical Technology Course Descriptions

Surgical Technology Costs 2018-2019

Surgical Technology Student Handbook 2019-2020

Student Grievance Policy

Gainful Employment Disclosure


Career Placements

  • Berkshire Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Cooley DIckinson Hospital
  • Crane Center for Ambulatory Surgery 
  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center
  • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

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