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Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.

Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.

Graduates of accredited programs will be eligible to apply to take the national certification exam for Surgical Technologists which is administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.cahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

In all health sciences curricula, students are assigned clinical rotations with area health care agencies. Prior to or at any time after admission, the health sciences student may be required to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Policies and Procedures

Admission Policy and Procedures

Student Work Policy

Program of Study

Surgical Technology Diploma Graduation Plan

Informational Materials

Health Sciences Information Sessions

TEAS Testing Schedule

 

If you are a new student who is interested in learning more about Surgical Technology, please contact Admissions Counselor Ginny McLendon.

 

Gainful Employment Data (2012-2013)

Surgical Technology Diploma

 

Surgical Technology Faculty Advisor

All students
Suzann Shippen