kctcs 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (4/11/19) — Hopkinsville Community College will begin a new surgical technology program in August through a partnership with Madisonville Community College.

Class lectures will be split between Hopkinsville and Madisonville along with numerous clinical sites to enhance the experience and training of students, HCC officials reported.

The program is a competitive, selective admissions cohort, meaning that students must complete an application by May 1 and interview with the admissions committee prior to acceptance. The online application can be found at https://rebrand.ly/SurgTechApplication.

According to HCC Director of Allied Health Beth Beverly, HCC’s first surgical technology class will accept 20 students.

“Since we are offering this much sought-after program in coordination with a sister KCTCS institution, we expect the student applicant pool to be large,” Beverly said in a statement. “Students must take Introduction to Surgical Technology (SUR 109) prior to acceptance for the fall 2019 term. HCC is offering that course during the upcoming summer term beginning on June 17. SUR 109 is an open course so anyone can enroll until it’s filled."

This is the first time that HCC has offered surgical technology, so the program is still pending accreditation approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Surgical technologists are trained to perform specific functions in the operating room and are vital members of the surgical team. They support doctors and other medical professionals by preparing patients, supplies and equipment for surgery. Surgical technologists also assist in maintaining a clean and safe operating room environment.

Those who are interested should contact Beth Beverly by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Information provided by Rena Young, HCC

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