Surgical Technology

Program Runs

08/05/2020 – 04/29/21

Deadline to apply is 05/29/2020


1090 Clock Hour

Certificate Program


The Surgical Technologist, also called the Operating Room Technician, is an integral member of the surgery team.  Surgical Technologists work with registered nurses, surgeons, anesthetists, and other personnel- delivering patient care before , during, and after surgery.

The Surgical Technologists have many responsibilities that require knowledgeable skills.  Along with those skills, they must also possess integrity and honesty individuals will develop a Surgical Conscience that enables students to put the needs of the patient first.

Areas of Study

Duties of the Surgical Technologist are:
Create and maintain a sterile field in the operating room.
Assist the surgeon by handing surgical instruments and supplies during surgery.
Aid surgeon in achieving exposure for visualization purposes.
Provide general assistance to the surgeon.


Gayla D. Roper
Surgical Technology Coordinator/Instructor

Contact Info

Gayla D. Roper Surgical Technology Coordinator/Instructor
Phone: 417-680-0004 Ext. 2071
Fax: 417-680-0005


Classroom subjects covered include Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Surgical Techniques, Surgical Procedures and Patient Care. Clinical experience is gained in area hospitals under the supervision of faculty and staff in the operating room and ancillary departments. Mock lab sessions introduce the student to surgical techniques and patient care issues.
Graduation from an Accredited Program of Surgical Technology is required to sit for the National Certification Exam. Franklin Technology Center’s graduates are eligible to sit for the certification exam, included in the tuition.

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**tuition and fees for 2020-2021 are estimates only and are subject to change**

A NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee of $50 is required prior to acceptance into program.


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