Surgical Technology

Program Overview

Through classroom teaching, lab observation and practice, and clinical experience, this full-time, Associate Degree program prepares students to work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel to deliver patient care in the operating room. The program prepares students to handle the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure; to understand the procedures being performed and anticipate the needs of the surgeon; to have the necessary knowledge and ability to provide quality patient care during the operative procedure and to maintain sterile technique. Students will have four semesters of clinical experience starting the second semester of the program.

View the Surgical Technology Program of Study

Mission Statement

The Surgical Technology Department offers courses and programs of study which supports the mission of the college and the Division of Science, Engineering, and Allied Health Programs by:

  • Offering career preparation in Surgical Technology, and Sterile Processing and Distribution Management.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with clinical affiliates to enhance student’s experience.
  • Providing competency based student learning which prepares students for successful employment in several healthcare fields.


For further information contact:

Jayne MacPherson, CST, Ph.D., Department Chair
Room 112, Chelsea Campus
617-228-3362  |