Surgical Technology (A.S.)

BCC surgical technology students working in a simulated operating room

Program Overview

Surgical technologists work in the sterile environment with surgeons, anesthesia personnel and nurses in delivering surgical patient care. Surgical technologists are employed in hospital-based operating room settings, outpatient surgical centers, maternity units, emergency rooms, central sterile reprocessing units and in the medical sales field.

BCC and McCann Postsecondary Technical School partner to provide a comprehensive 64 credit associate degree program in Surgical Technology. Once the associate degree is awarded, students are eligible to sit for the board exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

  • The BCC program component prepares students for continued clinical studies at McCann and includes courses in Microbiology, English Composition, Communication, Math, Sociology, and Surgical Technology. Students enroll at BCC, then after successful completion of all coursework.
  • The McCann program component focuses on elements of the sciences and applies them within operating room practices and procedures, safe patient care, operating room technique, surgical procedures and clinical practice.

More information about the coursework at McCann

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education and Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Graduates of the Surgical Technology Associate Degree are eligible to sit for the national board exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Contact Us

Frank Schickor, Dean of STEM, Allied Health, and Business:

Judy Gawron, Allied Health Department Chair:

Jocelyne Hescock, McCann Program Advisor:
413-663-5383, ext. 180

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  • Job Growth and Wages
  • Job Titles and Local Employers

    Specialty Coordinator and First Assistant

    • Berkshire Health Systems, which includes:
      • Berkshire Medical Center, Crane Center for Ambulatory Surgery, North Adams Campus of Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital in Gt. Barrington
    • Berkshire Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Michaels in Pittsfield
    • Cooley Dickinson in Northampton, MA
    • Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, MA
    • Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke, MA
    • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, VT

Surgical Technology Application Process and Starting Classes

Apply online!

  • Under degrees: choose Health Science (Pre-Surg Tech) option
  • Call or email the Admissions Office at 413-236-1630 or email

Summer course AHS-107, Introduction to Surgical Technology is required the year before starting at McCann. The immunization and health verification documents (links provided below) must be completed prior to the start of AHS-107. Once AHS 107 is successfully completed with a B [83] or higher, matriculation to the Surgical Technology A.S. program is fulfilled.