The medical field is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States. The spike in patients with chronic conditions, aging baby boomer population, and advances in medical technology that have made surgery safer with more operations being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries have contributed to this growth (which is expected to increase as much as 20% in the next 5 years).  You will find steady, continuous work in surgical and sterile services, and most of all, you will be helping others throughout your career.

LCCC’s surgical and sterile services offer programs in sterile processing and surgical technology.  These career fields work very closely together at being experts in managing and maintaining sterile and safe practices in our health care facilities.  Sterile Processing offers opportunities without much patient interaction, but instead focuses on the logistics of sterile instruments and supplies to ensure that infectious disease cannot spread.  Surgical Technology offers opportunities with more patient interaction where you will scrub into surgery to manage and maintain sterile instruments and supplies and assist the surgeons during a variety of surgical procedures.

To apply to one of these programs, contact your advisor or a health and wellness team member in enrollment services to fill out an application.

  • Application Deadlines for Surgical Technology is April 1 for fall semester and September 5 for spring semester.

Applications submitted after the deadline are accepted based on available seats and on first-come first-serve basis. See admission requirements for each of the programs listed below for more information.


Information Session

Learn more about Surgical Technology and Sterile Processing at an information session where program faculty will share information about the academic program and careers in the field.

Register for an Information Session

Please complete the form below to register. After submitting your registration, you will receive a link to the virtual session at the email address you provide below.

  • Which program are you most interested in?



Surgical and Sterile Process Programs


Short-Term Certificate

Sterile Processing Short-Term Certificate

One-Year Certificate

Sterile Processing One-Year Certificate

Associate Degree

Surgical Technology



Contact the Program Coordinator

Korrine M. Anderson, CST, BSAS, MHHS 
Program Coordinator for Surgical Technology and Sterile Processing