MCC to Hold Two Information Sessions for New Surgical Technology Program

MANCHESTER, Conn. (September 26, 2017) – Surgical Technology information sessions for students interested in enrolling to start the program in Fall 2018 will be held Friday, October 13 at 1 p.m. and Monday, November 13 at 10 a.m.

MCC’s first class of surgical tech students with faculty and staff of Hartford Hospital. Back row, left to right: Dr. Adam Steinberg, Lisa Regan, Jennifer Foster, Joshua Lopez, Naddine Taylor, Gwen Richardson; front row, left to right: Janice Hahn, Terry Kennedy, Christine Mendoza.

The program was formed through a partnership with Hartford Hospital and offers a pathway to a career in surgical technology. This collaboration gives students an opportunity to take their clinical course work and rotations on the Hartford Hospital campus, providing a true real-world teaching environment. The experience leads to certification to work in an in-demand field, as well as a degree from MCC.

Surgical technologists are trained to work primarily in an operating room in cooperation with surgeons and nurses, handing instruments to the surgeon, maintaining a sterile environment and records, and assisting with patient care.

The surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). In addition to completing general education degree requirements at MCC, students will prepare to sit for the certification exam. Upon passing the exam, graduates will earn a nationally-recognized credential from CAAHEP as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

Admission to the surgical technology program requires a separate application along with the application to MCC. Students are admitted on an ongoing basis until the cohort is filled, so early application is recommended.

For more information, visit; contact Terry Kennedy, program director, at; or call 860-512-2704.