Surgical Technology ProgramOffice of Continuing Education and Training
The Kapi‘olani Community College Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health and Education Programs (CAAHEP). A continuing need for surgical technicians in the job market drives the high demand for this program and places it among the most competitive programs offered at Kapi‘olani Community College. The program is five phases taught over two semesters. Classroom instruction and clinical practicum are part of each week. Students learn crucial teamwork skills while learning to prepare the operating room equipment and instruments. Starting salary ranges from $19 to $30 per hour, which may increase with experience, and are employed at hospitals and surgery centers.