Do you thrive in a stressful and fast-paced environment? Are you interested in surgical technology? Have you ever thought about being part of a surgical team?
Our Surgical Technology program prepares graduates to assist the surgeon in the operating room. The program also prepares you to sit for the CST exam to become a certified surgical technologist. A surgical technologist is an important member of the surgical team who prepare the operating room equipment and instruments, assist the patient before, during, and after surgery, and pass the instruments to the surgeon during procedures.
Surgical Technicians work under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses and other surgical personnel. The work includes long hours of standing, wearing full surgical garb, lifting, and turning to reach instruments and equipment or to assist the patient. The environment can be stressful and fast-paced.
Surgical Technologists must be attentive to detail and thorough in completing work tasks. The position requires you to have the ability to deal with criticism as well as react calmly and effectively to high stress situations. Team work is a high priority, whether you are an OR Tech or OB Tech.
Our students find jobs with...
- Tech Schools
- Outpatient Surgery Centers
- Private Offices
- Medical Sales
- Local Healthcare Agencies
- National Healthcare Travel Agencies
- Central Supply
- Lee Memorial Health Systems:
- Cape Coral
- Gulf Coast Hospital
- Health Park
- Lee Memorial Hospital
- HMA Hospitals:
- Charlotte Regional Medical Center
- Lehigh Regional
- Peace River Medical Center
- Local Healthcare Agencies
- Cape Coral Surgery Center
- Lee Island Coast Surgery Center
Courses and Credit Hours
- 1330 clock hours (approximately one calendar year January – December)
- Next Class Starts: January 8, 2018
- Deadline to apply: November 1, 2017
Hours vary between classroom and clinical rotations:
- Basic Healthcare Worker
- Central Supply Technician
- Surgical Technologist 1
- Surgical Technologist 2
- Surgical Technologist 3
- Prospective students must be a high school graduate or have their GED.
- Prospective students are required to schedule an appointment with our Admissions Office prior to enrollment.
- Additional program requirements for this program are listed below.
- Completion of:
- Medical Mathematics
- Physical Exams-immunizations/titers blood tests.
- 10 panel Drug Screen
- Level 2 Background Check
- Prior to program completion, students are required to achieve the following scores on the “Test for Adult Basic Education” (TABE):
- Mathematics 10
- Language 11
- Reading 11
- To get started - call 239-574-4440 or email our Admissions Office today!
Accreditations, Licenses, Certifications
"The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) .
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
- The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits the Surgical Technology program. This allows graduates to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) Exam.
- Passing of the National Certification exam provided by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) will allow the graduate to practice as a Certified Surgical Technologist.
- The annual outcome assessment exam results for the CST web-based testing for the class of 2014 was 71.4% passing.
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