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Kentucky Surgical Technician Schools

There are some good surgical tech schools in Kentucky. Many schools offer Diploma programs, associate and bachelor degree programs. The programs range from 9 months for a diploma and two years for an associates degree. A four year bachelors degree will open up many more opportunities for students who want to advance their careers. The training will introduce the student to the world of surgery and teach them all they need to succeed in this rewarding career.

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Spencerian College

Spencerian College has been educating students since 1892 and is part of the Sullivan University system which is Kentucky’s largest private college system with over 6,000 students. Spencerian offers career-focused curriculums in business, medical and technical fields. The mission of Spencerian College is to provide men and women with quality training for careers in the business, technical and health care professions.

  • Louisville
  • Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

Miller-Motte Technical College

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Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC or MMC) has a history of helping students succeed through hands-on education and career training. Our faculty and staff work to ensure that when you’ve completed your program, you’re truly ready to begin your career.

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC or MMC) will help you choose your ideal career before you get started and assist with real-world employment after you’re done with school. We have a wide range of resources to help you every step of the way.

In today’s world, it makes sense to spend less time in the classroom, and more time earning a salary. Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC or MMC) can help you start your new career in as little as 18-24 months.

If you’re worried that you can’t afford an education, think again. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. We will work with you to explore the financial aid options available to help you complete your degree.

The path to a bright future and a new career is easy – complete the form to learn more about Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC or MMC) now!

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These schools are regulated as commercial motor carriers by the US DOT and their respective state agency: GADDS, SCDMV, THEC, and VADMV. It takes fewer than 300 hours to complete this program; therefore it is not eligible for Title IV funding. This program is not within the scope of ACICS Accreditation. Miller-Motte Technical College, Clarksville, is regulated as a commercial motor carrier by the US DOT and THEC. It takes fewer than 300 hours to complete this program, therefore it is not eligible for Title IV funding.

  • Clarksville
  • Surgical Technology - Associate of Applied Science

About Surgical Technician Careers in Kentucky

Surgical technologists are valued members of the surgical team and play an important role in the operating room. They sterilize and prepare the surgical instruments, monitor the patients vital signs and assist the surgeon with a variety of tasks. Surgical technologists may be called Certified Surgical Technologists, Operating Room Assistants or Surgical Scrub Technicians. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected job growth rate for Surgical Technologists is 30% (much faster than average) over the next decade.

The Role of a Surgical technologist

Surgical Technologists are responsible for: preparing the patient for surgery, assisting the surgeon and nurses to maintain a sterile environment, washing and sterilizing equipment, keeping an accurate count of instruments and surgical sponges, monitoring the patient’s vital signs, maintaining lasers and suction devices, transporting the patient to the recovery room and monitoring them while under the anesthesia.


Before enrolling in a Surgical Technologist program the student must have a high school diploma or GED and take any required prerequisites to enter the program. Prerequisites can general education courses, biology, chemistry and science. Meanwhile, certification is available by exam from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Job Outlook and Salary

The job outlook for Surgical Techs is good. In 2012 there were 98,500 jobs for surgical techs. Kentucky surgical technicians earn an average of $37,810 per year. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)