OCTC Surgical Technology Program Hosting Preadmission Conference

March 21, at 10 a.m., or March 22 at 2 p.m.

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OWENSBORO, KY (02/22/2018) Owensboro Community & Technical College offers the Associate in Applied Science - Surgical Technology degree program.

Surgical technologists are integral members of medical teams who work closely with surgeons and other medical professionals in multiple settings, including offices, surgical centers, and hospitals.

This selective admissions program is hosting a preadmission conference for the Fall 2018 semester at 10 a.m. on Wednesday March 21, or 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 in the Science building, room #110 located at OCTC's Main Campus at 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303.

The program has a limited number of seats available each year. Applications for Fall 2018 will be handed out during the session and attendance at one of these sessions meets one of the requirements for acceptance into the program. The deadline for applications to be submitted is May 1, 2018.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and program graduates are eligible to take the certifying examination offered by the National Board of Certification for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Dr. Scott Williams, OCTC President commented, "Preadmission conferences can help students understand the process, and it also allows the faculty to share tips that other successful students have used to thrive in the program." For more information please attend the preadmission conference or contact the program coordinator, Zara Basham, at 270-686-4650 or e-mail zara.basham@kctcs.edu.


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

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