Surgical Technology

surgical technology program

Launch Your Surgical Career

For over 40 years, Owens Community College’s Surgical Technology department has been preparing students for careers as vital members of surgical teams.

As a Surgical Technologist, you will work alongside surgeons, registered nurses, and anesthesiologists to ensure proper surgical case management. Your role will involve preparing and passing all sterile instruments during surgical procedures, maintaining the sterile field, and anticipating the needs of the surgeon.

The goal of our program is to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as entry-level surgical technologists and to become contributing members of the healthcare team.

Why Major in Surgical Technology?

Our program is designed to provide you with both the educational skill development and clinical experience needed to excel as a competent surgical technologist under medical direction. The coursework covers a comprehensive range of subjects, including:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Surgical Practice

This combination of didactic instruction and hands-on clinical practice will give you the knowledge and experience required to succeed in this field.

Is This Program for You?

Consider majoring in Surgical Technology if:

  • You aspire to work in the medical field without being involved in direct patient care.
  • You enjoy working as part of a team.
  • You are self-driven, organized, methodical, and goal oriented.
  • You thrive in diverse environments, performing a variety of tasks.
  • You want to gain new skills and medical knowledge that are in demand across the country.

As a Surgical Technologist, you will help meet the needs of patients in operating rooms across various settings. Employment opportunities can be found in:

  • Hospital operating rooms
  • OB departments
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Endoscopy centers
  • Tissue banks
  • Sterile processing departments
  • Private practices with physician groups
  • Medical Sales

Continuing Education

After receiving the Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Surgical Technology there are many avenues you may choose to continue your education. These include:

  • Surgical First Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Surgical Technology

Join us at Owens Community College and take the first step toward a rewarding career in surgical technology.

Contact Us

Administration Location Phone Email
April Kesler
Health Technologies 427
Toledo-area Campus
(567) 661-7310
Catherine Ford
Health Technologies 121B
Toledo-area Campus
(567) 661-7398



The Surgical Technology Program at Owens Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763: telephone: 727-210-2350: Website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (567) 661-7310 or email

(Accredited to May 2027)