Surgical Technician is a five-phase program that prepares the student for the Surgical Technology profession. It introduces and trains students in the performance of operative procedures and the work of the surgical technologist. Classroom instruction and actual operating room exposure introduce the student to the working environment and role of this important member of the surgical team. Surgical technologists master the knowledge and skills required when setting up the operating room and when working in surgical procedures. In addition, surgical technologists develop strong attention to detail as well as communication and teamwork skills.

The Kapi‘olani Community College’s Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). It is designed to prepare students as members of the surgical team and to sit for the National Certification Exam for Surgical Technology via the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). A Certificate of Competence will be awarded to students who successfully complete the program.

Surgical Technologists are employed at hospitals and surgery centers in the operating room. Wages range from $18.00 to $30.00 per hour and may increase based on experience. To learn more about the program, please attend one of the following information sessions on campus.