Surgical Technology

A surgical technologist works at a hospital. To address the local demand for surgical technologists, Kellogg Community College has entered into an articulation agreement with the long-standing, accredited Surgical Technology Program at Lansing Community College.

LCC’s Surgical Technology Program is a two-year program designed to cover both the academic and clinical skills necessary to perform as a surgical technologist. The program begins fall semester of each year and prepares graduates to take the certifying examination offered by the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) that is required to become a Certified Surgical Technologist.

The KCC/LCC Surgical Technology Program is a selective admission program with a limited number of openings each year. Upon satisfactory completion of all prerequisites, students will apply to LCC’s Surgical Technology Program. Students who want to apply to the program should email or call 517-483-1182 for more information.

For more information about the KCC/LCC Surgical Technology Program, see:

Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology

Click here to view LCC’s full Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology curriculum.

For students interested in applying to the LCC Surgical Technology Program, a list of equivalent courses that can be completed at KCC is below. It is advised that KCC students work with a KCC academic advisor to establish a course schedule to ensure the correct course sequence and time frame for eligibility to apply to LCC’s program. Contact our Academic Advising team at 269-965-4124 or for more information.

KCC Courses LCC Courses Course Type
BIOL 201: Human Anatomy BIOL 201: Human Anatomy Eligibility requirement
BIOL 202: Human Physiology BIOL 202: Human Physiology Eligibility requirement
BIOL 205: Microbiology BIOL 203: Microbiology Eligibility requirement
MATH 130: Statistics STAT 170: Intro to Statistics Eligibility requirement
ENGL 151: Freshman Composition OR ENGL 152: Freshman Composition ENGL 121: Composition I OR ENGL 121: Composition II Eligibility requirement
SOCI 201: Intro to Sociology OR HIST 152: Western Civilization: Modern Western World SOCI 120: Intro to Sociology OR HUMS 214: World Civilizations from 1600 Eligibility requirement
COMM 111: Business and Technical Communication OR COMM 101: Foundations of Interpersonal Communication OR COMM 207: Public Speaking COMM 110: Oral Communications in the Workplace OR COMM 121: Dynamics of Communication OR COMM 130: Fundamentals of Public Speaking Eligibility requirement

Important note: CHSE 117: Health Law & Ethics and and CHSE 120: Medical Terminology must be completed at LCC in order to be eligible for the program. This course offers face-to-face and online sections.

It is important for students to remember that grades matter significantly when applying to the LCC Surgical Technology Program. LCC will not accept any KCC courses with an earned grade of 2.5 or below. The higher the grades, the better the chance of being selected for the Surgical Technology Program.

Surgical Technology Careers

A surgical technologist, also called a scrub, scrub tech, surgical technician, surg tech or operating room technician, is an allied health professional who serves on the health care team delivering surgical care to patients in an operating room or other environments where invasive procedures are performed. A surgical technologist prepares the operating room, sterilizes equipment and instruments and readies the patient for surgery by washing and disinfecting incision sites. Surgical techs also help surgeons during surgery by handing over instruments and other sterile supplies while ensuring the sterile field is maintained.

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info

For the latest employment and wage estimates for surgical technologist careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at

Why Study Surgical Technology at KCC?


LCC’s Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. The CAAHEP can be contacted at 727-210-2350.


KCC’s agreement with LCC allows students local to KCC access to the LCC’s long-standing, accredited Surgical Technology Program. LCC’s hybrid program blends traditional classroom instruction with online learning in a program specifically designed to allow KCC students to participate with limited travel to Lansing to complete course requirements.

Department Contacts

Department Contacts

Chris VandenBerg : Director, Allied Health, MRI and Radiography
Chris VandenBerg
Director, Allied Health, MRI and Radiography