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Course Information

The Maine Medical Center School of Surgical Technology is designed to prepare qualified individuals to become surgical technologists. It is a one-year program divided into two six-month semesters. This is a full time program of study. Part time, evening, and online classes are not available. Credits from other post-secondary institutions may not be transferred. There are no prerequisites. Classes begin in March and September, enrollment is 16 students per class. 

First Semester

The first semester classes are held in our classroom at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) where the basic sciences, care and safety of the patient and principles of operating room technique are taught and demonstrations are presented. Students are given the opportunity to practice techniques and procedures in a laboratory setting. The latter portion of this semester is spent introducing the student to the common basic surgical procedures. The first semester is designed to give the student a strong background in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which are necessary for clinical practice. Click here to download our course catalog.

Days/Times: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00PM (with some variance)
Location: Our classroom at SMCC

Second Semester

The student spends the second six months of the program in the operating room to develop practical experience. Each student spends three weeks in each of the surgical services. The students also have the opportunity to rotate through several specialty areas at MMC Center and nearby surgicenters.

Days/Times: Monday-Friday 6:45 AM - 2:30 PM (with some variance)
Location: Maine Medical Center & Ambulatory Surgery Sites