Welcome to the Surgical Technology Homepage
Surgical Technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, registered nurses, and anesthesia personnel. Surgical Technologists are also responsible for assembling and organizing all the specialized instruments and equipment needed for a wide variety of surgical procedures. They are experts in sterile technique, responsible for maintaining the sterile field during surgery.
The Surgical Technology Program prepares students to be competent entry-level Surgical Technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. Graduates will qualify to become certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) examination.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to perioperative patient care..
- Distinguish the elements, action, and use of medications and anesthetic agents used during the perioperative experience.
- Demonstrate safe practice in the role of Surgical Technologist.
- Display competence in technical skills and aseptic technique in the perioperative environment.
- Practice responsible and accountable behavior within the role and competencies of the Surgical Technologist.
- Organize the intraoperative environment efficiently as a member of the surgical team.
- Apply learned knowledge and skills in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains to become nationally certified as a Surgical Technologist.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certifying examination for Surgical Technologists. A passing score on this exam will grant the student status as a Certified Surgical Technologist, employable in all 50 states.
Approval and Accreditation
The Surgical Technology Program at Housatonic Community College (HCC) is licensed by the Connecticut Board of Regents and is probationary accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
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The Community College System of the State of Connecticut will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information, marital status, mental retardation, sexual orientation, learning disability, or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, or prior conviction of a crime, unless the provisions of sections 46a-60(b), 46a-80(b), or 46a81(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes are controlling or there is a bona fide occupational qualification excluding persons in one of the above protected groups. With respect to the foregoing, discrimination on the basis of sex shall include sexual harassment as defined in section 46a-60(8) of the Connecticut General Statutes. Although it is recognized that there are bona fide occupational qualifications which provide for exception from employment prohibitions, it is understood these exceptions are to be applied pursuant to section 46a-68-33 of the administrative regulations.
Further, the System will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of political beliefs or veteran status.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies at Housatonic Community College as the Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator(s).
- Confidential Consultation
- Confidential Crisis Response
- Prevention Programming
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of their disability. The ADA provides, in part, that "no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity."
Housatonic Community College work to ensure compliance with Title IX, which is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex (gender) of employees and students of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance.
Program of Study
The program of study reflects a full-time curriculum plan. Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology Program are required to complete all courses in the program of study to graduate. A grade of C+ is required for the science general education requirement and core courses in the Surgical Technology program of study, and a grade of C is required for all other general education requirement courses in the program of study. General education courses must be satisfactorily completed before or during the semester in which they are scheduled in the curriculum. Students who fail to complete required general education courses in the published sequence, or do not achieve the grade requirement, may be dismissed from the program.
- Submit CT State general application
- Submit all required documents to the admission department
- Attend an information session
- Successfully complete fall first term courses (Table 1) with the minimum grade requirement by the end of fall 2023
Table 1 – Fall First Term Courses
|CT State Community College Course||Required Grade|
|ENG*101: English Composition||C or greater|
|MAT*104: Quantitative Literacy or higher||C or greater|
|MED*125: Medical Terminology||C or greater|
|CSA*105: Intro to Computer Applications||C or greater|
|BIO*115: Human Biology for Allied Health
BIO*211 and BIO*212 can be substituted for BIO*115
|C+ or greater
C+ or greater in both BIO*211 and BIO*212
Contact the Financial Aid Department at https://housatonic.edu/financialaid
Surgical Technology Program Application
Application opens June 1, 2023, Application closes October 1, 2023,.Selective Admission Information For Fall 2023 & Beyond CT State Admissions Application For Fall 2023 & Beyond
Once your online application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note, all emails will be sent to your new community college email address. You can look up your new email address in myCommNet or using the NetID Lookup Utility at http://www.ct.edu/netid. Please be sure to have an updated mailing address and phone number in Self Service.
Application will be available from May 31 to July 31, 2022.
Download Surgical Technology Information Packet
Tuition and Fees
Connecticut residence program tuition - $9,400
Out-of-state residence program tuition - $28,200
All students enrolled in the HCC Surgical Technology program are required to pay the Clinical Program Level 2 fee of $487.00. Please see the link for additional college fees: Tuition and Fees
Additional program expenses include but not limited to the cost of:
- Books and supplies
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- Toxicology screen
- Criminal background check
- rTansportation and parking at assigned clinical locations Health requirement
- Health and case requirement tracking software
Payment and Refund
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd. Bridgeport, CT 06604
Admissions Department Office: LH L111
Advising and Student Success Center
Office: LH L112