Surgical Technology students will study Allied Health, Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology with a keen focus on Surgical Support. Surgical technicians are the first to enter operating rooms and are responsible for creating and maintaining the OR’s sterile environment. Operating rooms can be hectic and demanding, so you must be able to remain calm and think quickly while dealing with life-threatening emergencies. Surgical techs are a key member of the team and must anticipate the needs of the patient and the surgeon during surgery to ensure that each operation goes as smoothly as possible. After the operation, the surgical tech is responsible for accounting for all tools and instruments, suturing incisions and dressing wounds, and continue to maintain the sterile environment.
This program is located at WCCC Atrium Campus, formerly the Greentree Health Science Academy, a state-of-the-art medical training facility on the campus of Atrium Medical Center, Middletown.
Read about 2021 Surgical Technology grad Sarah Miller HERE, who is already working in the field while she continues her education in college.
Certified Surgical Technologist
Certifications, College Credit
Students will have the opportunity to sit for the Certified Sterile Processing credential, and earn First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and OSHA 10 certification.
Internships & Job Placement
Seniors are eligible for early job placement in the second half of the school year. The criteria for placement include instructor recommendation, grade point average and attendance. WCCC students may have the opportunity to participate in internships, clinics, shadowing and other off-campus activities related to their labs to enhance their learning experience. Participation in these activities is optional. The activities are hosted by community organizations on premises that are not under the control or governance of the Warren County Career Center. As a condition of participation, students must agree to adhere to any rules and requirements of the participating community organizations, including any requirements to obtain vaccinations and/or follow health and safety rules and protocols.
Career Technical Student Organization
Students participate in HOSA-Future Health Professionals, and organization that develops leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.