Surgical Technology conference is Sept. 28 | ACTC

Surgical Technology conference is Sept. 28

Published on Sep 26, 2017

For those wanting more information about ACTC’s Surgical Technology program, there will be a conference at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28 in room 420A in the main building at the College Drive Campus. Oct. 1 is the application deadline for program that begins next spring.

The Surgical Technology program prepares students for the national certification exam and employment in operating rooms, private or public hospitals and clinics.  

Surgical technologists assist in preparing operating rooms for surgery, assist doctors during surgery by handing them needed instruments and counting sponges and needles before and after the operation, and deliver specimens to hospital labs for analysis.

The diploma program at the College Drive Campus includes basic sciences, surgical decorum and protocol and technical skills for assisting surgeons in the operating room. Students learn on real operating room equipment, with hundreds of surgical instruments. They practice operating room set-ups in class to get comfortable with procedures before going to clinical at area hospitals.

Program graduates take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting certification exam which provides a benchmark measurement of the knowledge acquired by students - and the knowledge needed for success in the field.

Surgical Technology is a selective admission program, and prospective students need to complete an application for their chosen program. Applicants who are not current ACTC students also need to complete the ACTC application process.

To be admitted to the program, students must pass the COMPASS/ACT at the required level and attend a pre-conference session. Prior to starting classes, CPR certification must be obtained and prerequisite courses and a health profile must be completed.

Applications are available online at and in the admissions offices at the College Drive and Technology Drive campuses. To request applications, call ACTC Admissions, 606-326-2000 or 800-928-4256.  Application to the program does not guarantee admission. For more information, contact Jacqueline Cavins, program coordinator at 606-326-2006 or