Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY – H170211 • The certified surgical technologist acts as a scrub person during surgery and anticipates the surgeon’s needs. You prepare the surgical instruments and supplies needed for specific procedures and pass the instruments to the surgeon.

The knowledge, skills and ability you acquire ensure quality patient care during an operation. The program is divided into classroom and clinical components. Significant time is spent in surgical departments at hospitals and outpatient surgical centers.

Through this training in our state-of-the-art simulated surgical environment you will practice preparing, setting up and maintaining a sterile field, sterilization and disinfection procedures.

The minimal case requirement is 120 cases. Case type requirements include general surgery (30 cases) and surgical specialties (90 cases). Students will gain clinical expertise in both the first and second scrub roles as active participants in procedures. Duties associated with these roles include actual setup of the sterile field, passing instruments and supplies to the surgeon and maintaining sterile technique (first scrub role) while the second scrub role focuses on assisting the surgical team*.

*Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology 6th edition

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY – H170211 • The Occupational Completion Points below, also known as OCP’s, represent a group of competencies or skills associated with this program’s curriculum frameworks. The CTE instructional standards and benchmarks are annually approved by the State Board of Education.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE HOURS
HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90
STS0015 Central Supply Technician 210
STS0010
STS0011
STS0012
Surgical Technologist 1
Surgical Technologist 2
Surgical Technologist 3
343
343
344

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY – H170211

AVERAGE WAGE:
$20.09 hourly, $41,790 annual

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT:
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INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:
• NBSTSA Certified Surgical Technologists Examination

The annual Outcome Assessment Exam results for the Certified Surgical Technologist web-based testing for the Class of 2017 was a 69% passing rate.

SCHEDULE:
Program Length: 1,330 hours

FALL & SPRING HOURS:
M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SUMMER:
Hours may vary

APPROXIMATE COST:
$5,820

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Students must take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). In lieu of the TABE test, applicants who possess a college degree at the associate in applied science level or higher may submit proof of a U.S. college degree from a regionally accredited institution.

STUDENT WORK POLICY:
All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his/her clinical rotation will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving any monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he/she be substituted for hired staff personnel in the capacity of a surgical technologist.

1. Meet with an advisor to discuss career programs.

2. Complete an application, and pay a $30.00 non-refundable application fee. The application fee is valid for one year.

3. Complete Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test if required.

• Students who self-identify with a disability will be referred to Specialized Student Services.

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Contact:
Student Services
239-377-0900
Email:
LWTC@collierschools.com.

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