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.
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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.
- 100 percent of the students sat for the NBSTSA/CST exam
- 95 percent – 19 out of 20 – ST students passed the CST exam (10 in 2018, 9 in 2019)
- 100 percent of the ST graduates are employed as CST/related fields in Connecticut hospitals
The program is accredited by the:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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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.
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Application to the Program
In addition to completing the MCC Application, students who are interested in pursuing a career in surgical technology are required to fill out a separate Surgical Technology Application and return it the Health Careers Office, LRC A 237. Prior to completing the Health Career Program application, students should review their transcripts with an advisor or an admission representative to verify that the Surgical Technology program prerequisites and non-core courses have been satisfied. Admission to the program designates the student as a second-year Surgical Technology program candidate.
Attendance at a Health Careers Information Session is also required before the program application deadline.
Terry Kennedy, CSTMAT
Surgical Technology Program