We’re located in the
Instructional Center (INS)
in Health Sciences
Academic Advisor for students with last names L-Z
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416
Academic Advisor for students with last names A-K
(989) 275-5000, ext. 426
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
HEALTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OFFICE HOURS
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday
Serious about wearing scrubs? Kirtland wants you to wear ‘em with pride!
Get your degree in Surgical Technology at Kirtland Community College.
Surgical Technology Program Information and Documents
- 2013 Surgical Technology Application Packet
- Surgical Technology Admissions Overview 2013
- Surgical Technology Program Sheet 2013-14
- Tips for locating immunization records
- Required Abilities for Health Science Students
Note: Surgical Technology program classes are taught at the West Branch site.
Students, please note that all correspondence from the Health Sciences Office will be through your SparkyMail. Please check your SparkyMail for future information.
You could be supporting the work of surgeons and making sure patients are safe when you earn the right to wear the unique gear of a surgical technician.
As a surgical technician, you might find yourself assisting in surgical operations under the supervision of a surgeon, registered nurses and other surgical personnel. You could be a member of an operating room team.
Employers recognize and appreciate the caliber of students from Kirtland. Your reward after only a year or two of college will be a satisfying career with lots of opportunities and great pay. Kirtland Community College will help you prepare for what very likely will be a successful and satisfying career in surgical technology.
Advances in technology and an aging population are driving a need for people trained in Health Sciences. You can look forward to working in a field expected to grow 25 percent during the next decade. Hospitals, physicians, dentists, outpatient care facilities and surgical centers will continue to look for employees with degrees enhanced by experience.
According to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, in 2006, more than 2,700 people were employed throughout the state as surgical technologists. That number is expected to grow to nearly 3,300 by 2016. Nationally, the average annual salary is about $38,000.
As a student in the Surgical Technology program at Kirtland Community College’s West Branch site, you will be trained to work with surgeons and other medical personal to ensure a safe environment, including monitoring equipment to maximize every patient’s well-being during invasive and diagnostic procedures.
Kirtland will prepare you for entry-level employment as a surgical technologist. The program will give you an understanding of:
- medical terminology and
- professional ethics
With an associate degree in Surgical Technology at Kirtland, you’ll be ready to support the welfare of patients and assist other medical professionals as part of a surgical team and wear your scrubs with pride.
Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:
- Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
- Nursing – Level II (Roscommon)
- Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
- Practical Nursing – Level I (Roscommon and Gaylord)
- Surgical Technology
(West Branch site)
- Vascular Sonography (online)
- Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
- Davenport University
- Ferris State University
- Franklin University
- Mid Michigan Community College
Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.
Some of the jobs related to our Health Sciences programs:
- Cardiac Sonographers
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurses
- Surgical Technologists
Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.