Surgical Technology

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 I & II will add points to your applications and increase your overall score.

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
picture of a surgeon doing surgery with the help of an OR tech

Behind Surgery Doors Schedule

All applicants are required to attend one information session with the instructor. To sign up for an Information Session contact the Career Advisor at 918-352-2551 x283. Bring your information packet with you.

  • Meet the instructors and ask about credentials, pass rate, placement rate, job outlook, salary, and any other questions you have.
  • Gown up and try your hand at laparoscopic surgery.
  • Get enrollment, application, scholarship, and financial aid questions answered.

Behind Surgery Doors Packet

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

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

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.

Become a surgical technologist in 10 months and change your life by earning great pay and benefits!

AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSE. MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FEES.

  • 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: Adult Only
  • Campus: Drumright Only
  • Times: Full Day