SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Enter the dynamic world of the operating room and become a vital part of surgical procedures as a surgical technician. In this class, you’ll learn how to prepare patients for surgery, assist in setting up instruments and equipment, and maintain a sterile environment, providing you with invaluable skills that contribute to saving lives and shaping the future of healthcare. Join now and dive into a rewarding career where every moment counts. Adults only.

Become aN or tech in 10 months

Change your life by earning great pay and benefits!

Surgical Technologists, also referred to as OR techs, have the knowledge and skills needed to function as a member of the surgical team, delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgery.

Instruction is provided in principles of aseptic techniques, patient care, supplies and equipment, basic sciences and professional preparation.

In the operating room (OR) surgical techs prepare patients for surgery, set up surgical instruments/equipment, pass sterile supplies/instruments to surgeons, and ensure the integrity of the sterile field throughout the procedure.

Outside the OR you may manage central supply departments, evaluate products, or go into medical sales.

All applicants are required to attend Behind Surgery Doors, an information session with the instructor, in the Surgical Technology Classroom.

Surg Tech schools have a competitive admission process. Taking Medical Terminology will add points to your applications and increase your overall score.

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2023 Median Pay, BLS

“My time at Central Tech was essential to my career path. I graduated from the Surgical Technology class in June of 2018 and further realized that medicine was the career for me. After gaining experience as a surgical technologist at Stillwater Medical Center, I decided to pursue medical school. I then began to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Central Oklahoma while continuing to put my surgical technologist skills to work. The program at Central Tech gave me the skills I needed to continue to provide for myself and my family while I pursue my dream of becoming a doctor.”
Cory Sadler, Surgical Technician, Alumni

Information Packet

Our Information Packet takes you through the application step-by-step and includes a checklist of required documentation.

Interview

Meet the instructor and ask about credentials, pass rate, placement rate, job outlook, salary, and any other questions you have. Review class expectations. Get enrollment, application, scholarship, and financial aid questions answered.

TABE Testing

All adults applying for a full-time Central Tech class must take the TABE assessment test. You can view TABE testing dates here along with contact information.

Dates

Applications Open: 11/1/23
Orientation: 6/19/24
Class Starts: 8/13/24

“My time at Central Tech is something I will never forget or take for granted. The knowledge and experience I gained studying anatomy, physiology, medical terms, microbiology, and surgical technique set me up for my future. The wisdom, experience, and abilities you gain are useful and important for life itself!”
Theresa White, Surgical Technician, CORE

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Areas of Study

  • Orientation to Surgical Technology
  • Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • Basic Sciences for Surgical Technology
  • Aseptic Technique & Skills
  • Surgical Patient Care & Skills
  • Supplies/Equipment & Skills
  • Surgical Technology Clinical Practicum
  • Surgical Pharmacology
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Technology Clinical Practicum
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Potential Career Path

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“I will not allow students from other programs in our department. It’s just not worth the stress when the Central Tech students are so much better prepared.”
Jerri Oosting, Stillwater Medical Center
“Surg Tech was an amazing class with an amazing teacher that made sure I was on the right path for a great career.”
Brooke Bigpond, CORE

Joint Preceptorship

Central Technology Center (CT) and Stillwater Medical Center (SMC) are piloting a joint preceptorship program for Surgical Technology. Each week a SMC preceptor comes to CT and trains Surg Tech students in their classroom setting. This great partnership between the school and the hospital allows Surg Tech students to learn from industry technicians before clinical training. Administrators from both programs collaborate on training styles and skills needed before joining the workforce. In the end, SMC hires CT graduates prepared for the workforce – just as SMC sees fit. 

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AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSE

May require additional fees.

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  • Technician in Surgery Certified (TS-C) – NCCT
    • Upon successful completion of the class, students are qualified to take the national credentialing exam, Technician in Surgery Certified (TS-C) – offered through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
    • Before sitting for the TS-C exam, students will take the ODCTE Competency Exam for Surgical Technologist. This exam identifies the knowledge and abilities needed to master the occupation. It is a great tool in preparing the student for the national certification.

QUICK FACTS

Students, Campus, Times

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  • Students: Adult Only
  • Campus: Drumright Only
  • Times: Full Day
  • School Year: August-May

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