Surgical Technology

Welcome! The MCC /Hartford Hospital Surgical Technology program is a two-year associate degree program that prepares graduates to handle the instruments, supplies and equipment necessary for a surgical procedure. Surgical technology students are taught sequentially, with concepts from basic to complex, in order to provide the student with the knowledge base essential to perform in their role as an entry-level surgical technologist and a member of a surgical team in the perioperative care of patients.

View the program curriculum.

Required non-core surgical technology courses are held on the MCC campus, and core surgical technology courses and clinical rotations are offered on the Hartford Hospital campus and within Hartford Healthcare System facilities. Upon successful completion of the program’s requirements, graduates are able to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting CST Certification Exam.

Program Outcomes

Year CST Exam Eligible Sat for CST Exam Pass Rate NBSTSA CST Exam ST Grads Employed CST/Related Fields
2018 100% 100% 100% = 4/4 100%
2019 100% 100% 90% =9/10 100%
2020 100% 100% 89% = 8/9 100%
2021 100% 100% 100% = 14/14 100%
2022 100% 100% 100%=15/15 100%


The program is accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775-7709.
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

About  Surgical Technologists

For the surgical technologist, it’s a matter of principles. Skilled in the principles of asepsis and the practice of sterile technique, surgical technologists are on the front lines in today’s optimal surgical environments. The surgical technologist is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the sterile surgical field, handles the instruments, supplies and equipment assists and anticipates the needs of the surgeon throughout the surgical procedure. The surgical technologist has the necessary academic knowledge and clinical ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of surgical asepsis.

For the surgical technologist, it’s a matter of aeger primo meaning patient first. The surgical technologist works under the supervision of the surgeon and serves as an integral member of a surgical team to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures for every surgical patient.

For the surgical technologist, it’s a matter of professionalism. Surgical technology students are prepared to sit for a rigorous certification exam to earn a nationally-recognized credential as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). It is the single method by which all surgical technologists demonstrate their knowledge of the principles of surgical technology necessary for quality care of the surgical patient.

Find out about a career in surgical technology.

Application to the Program

Consideration for admission to the MCC/Hartford Hospital Surgical Technology program follows a sequential application and selective admission process. The Surgical Technology applicant may not advance in the process if the prior step has not been completed.

  1. Complete the following required non-core Surgical Technology courses (34 credits) or their equivalent, if transferring, and demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses completed:
    • BIO* 211: Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO* 212: Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO* 235: Microbiology
    • CHE* 111: Concepts of Chemistry
    • COM* 172: Interpersonal Communications or COM* 173: Effective Speaking
    • ENG* 101: English Composition
    • MAT* 109: Quantitative Literacy or higher
    • PSY*111: General Psychology I
    • Elective: Any one course from Gen Ed – The Arts
    • Elective: Any one course 
  2. Attend a Surgical Technology information session before the application deadline of February 15, 2023.
  3. Review the application process for selective admissions for Fall 2023 and beyond for CT State: Application Process.
  4. Submit the General Application for Admission/Selective Admissions Application by February 1, 2023. Online applications for Surgical Technology will be available October 1, 2022.
  5. Submit official copies of all transcripts by February 1, 2023. Only electronic transcripts are acceptable.
    • For electronic transcripts, visit your previous institutions’ websites for instructions on how to order online transcripts
  6. Sit for ST program entrance exam. Demonstrate a minimum score of 70 percent on ST program entrance exam to advance to step 7.
  7. Attend an in-person interview with an oral and written component. After completing steps 1-7, the Surgical Technology Interview Committee will offer admission to ST applicants based on final rubric score and number of HHC facility scrub slots available. Students offered fall admission to the ST program are required to complete steps 8-10.
  8. Attend Surgical Technology program orientation (scheduled for summer of admission year.)
  9. Submit and pass a background check (paperwork provided at Surgical Technology program orientation).
  10. Demonstrate that program’s physical standards are met through submission of current physical examination/immunization records (form provided at Surgical Technology program orientation).

Questions: Email Terry Kennedy, CST, MAT, Surgical Technology Program Director, or call 860-512-2734.

Contact Information

Terry Kennedy, CST, MAT
Program Director
Surgical Technology Program