Surgical Technology Program


​​​​​The DMACC Surgical Technology Diploma Program is a fully accredited surgical technology program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAHEEP) through the Accreditation Review committee in surgical Technology/Surgical Assisting. (ARC-STSA)

The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to be employed in a hospital or surgery center. As a skilled health professional, the surgical technologist is able to circulate with a Registered Nurse and scrub independently for a variety of specialties and procedures.

DMACC Surgical Technology Diploma students gain a basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, aseptic technique, surgical techniques and procedures and patient care techniques. These subjects are presented in the classroom, through laboratory experiences and in a supervised clinical setting.

Criminal background checks will be completed on each student. Criminal convictions or documented history of abuse may delay or prevent students from participation in clinical education experience. Students unable to participate in clinical education will be unable to complete the DMACC Surgical Technology Diploma program.

Location: Urban

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.
Students start Fall term.

DMACC Surgical Technology Outcomes Report

Graduating Class ​2019
Retention Rate 86%
Graduation Rate 86%
Certification Examination Pass Rate ​92​%
Employment Rate 

​​​​​​​​​​Thanks for your interest in the Surgical Technology Program at DMACC. Beginning in August of 2021, the program will be transitioning to an Associate's degree and we are in the process of updating our web sites. Apply for the Surgical Technology Associate's Degree Program at

Please contact the Surgical Technology Faculty for information about the program:

John Hadley, Program Chair
Office: 515-967-7789

Joyce Ortega, Faculty
Tel: 515-967-7796

For Admission and Financial Aid info:

Hillary Johnson
Schedule a phone or virtual appointment at: or call 515-244-4226

For Academic Advising:

Kate Chandler-Ernst
Schedule a phone or virtual appointment or call 515-244-4226  ​