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Surgical Technology Cert

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

 

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works under medical supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

Graduates of this program are required to take the National Certification Surgical Technology exam.

The TVCC SGT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350

www.cahep.org

There is a selection process for this program. It is the student’s responsibility to read the current brochure at www.tvcc.edu/health-science-center. Students may apply if they expect to complete the prerequisite courses or become TSI complete by the end of the fall semester.

The deadline for completing all pre-admission testing requirements and for submitting the online application is December 1. Applicants will have until January 31 to submit fall semester transcripts and TSI completion documentation.

 

NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining surgical technologist’s certifications.

Surgical technology graduates become Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) by passing the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certifying exam. At present, NBSTSA does not disqualify applicants with a criminal history from taking the certifying exam and becoming a CST. However, criminal history may disqualify individuals from obtaining employment as a surgical technologist.

*This program is NOT designed to transfer.

 

 

 

 

General Education

 

BIOL 2401

Anatomy & Physiology I**

4

MDCA 1313

Medical Terminology **

3

ENGL 1301

English Composition I**

3

BIOL 2402

Anatomy & Physiology II**

4

PSYC 2301

General Psychology OR

  PSYC 2314 Human Growth & Development**

3

 

Total Hours

17

 

**NOTE: Students must have completed 4 of the 5 marked prerequisites before starting SRGT courses; The remaining course must be taken concurrently with the first surgical technology course.

 

 

 First Semester

SRGT 1405

Intro to Surgical Tech

4

SRGT 1409

Fundamentals of Perioperative

  Concepts and Techniques

4

SRGT 1260

Clinical I

2

 

Remaining Support Course if Needed

3 or 4

 

Total Semester Hours

10 OR

13-14

 

 

 Second Semester

SRGT 1441

Surgical Procedures I

4

SRGT 1442

Surgical Procedures II

4

SRGT 2461

Clinical II

4

SRGT 2462

Clinical III

4

 

Total Semester Hours

16

 

 

Total hours…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..43

 

A grade of C or better must be attained in each surgical technology course.

 

Posted Date:
5/29/2018 8:55:20 AM

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