Surgical Technology

 

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Executive Director: Dr. Sydney Fulbright, PhD, MSN, RN, CNOR
Phone: 479-788-7400
The Advising Center Location: Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center rm 232

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Major

The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology prepares students to function in the operating room by combining classroom and campus laboratory instruction with actual surgical suite experience. Successful completion of the program prepares the graduate to write the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).  View our video for information on being on the cutting edge in this career: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E2bSNcORqZ8#t=0s

What can you do with a degree in Surgical Technology? 

  • Private Technologists for Surgeons
  • Operating Rooms in Acute Care Hospitals
  • Obstetrical Units
  • Physician Offices
  • Ambulatory Surgery Suites
  • Traveling Surgical Technologists
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Materials/Equipment Manager
  • Organ and Tissue Procurement Technician
  • Central Service Manager
  • Veterinarian Surgical Assistant

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Why should you choose to major in Surgical Technology?

Although hospitals are the primary employers of surgical technologists, fast employment growth is expected in ambulatory surgical centers, outpatient care centers and physician's offices.
The program boasts a 100% employment rate. “According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of surgical technologists was $45,940 in May 2015.”
 

Special Application Procedures

Please see the College of Health Sciences website for a detailed list of admission requirement, program application and degree plan.
  • Application deadline for Surgical Technology-fall class: April 15

Internship Opportunities

Because training in the hospitals and physician offices is a part of the program, internship programs are not necessary. The student attends clinical instruction at rotating sites working with surgeons, staff, and supervisors.
 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Academic Clubs and Organizations 

  • Surgical Technology Student Association

Graduates are employed with:

  • Mercy
  • Sparks
  • Johnson Dermatology
  • Washington Regional Medical Center
  • Northwest Health
  • Baptist Medical Center
  • Executive Park Surgery Center
  • Johnson Regional Medical Center

Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program has accreditation through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) - a CAAHEP Recognized Committee on Accreditation, and sponsored by the American College of Surgeons. The national accrediting body recommends the A.A.S. as the entry degree.
CAAHEP
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
http://www.caahep.org
ARC/STSA
6 West Dry Creek Circle
Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
http://www.arcstsa.org