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Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries. Mt. Hood Community College offers Oregon's longest running regionally accredited surgical technology program. As a surgical technologist, you are an integral part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients.

The Experience

Program Details

This program mixes classes in surgical technology with anatomy and physiology to prepare you to work in operating rooms. Before the end of the program, you will sit for the national certification exam which allows you to practice in operating rooms nationwide.

Your future

MHCC graduates meet or exceed minimum surgical rotation case requirements determined by the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology. This ensures you’re ready for the operating room as soon as you graduate.

How To Get Started

The surgical technology program is a limited-entry program. This means you must meet certain criteria before you can apply. The program admits up to 24 students every fall term.

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This program takes 92 credits to complete. You must complete all core surgical technology courses within three years of starting the program. A grade of “C” or better is required in all classes to graduate.

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