Surgical Technology ST13

The surgical technology degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. The surgical technology degree program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. In addition, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in surgical technology. Graduates of the program receive a surgical technology associate of applied science degree and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists as well as eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Program Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) as recommended by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/TSA).
1361 Park Street
Clearwater FL 33756
www.caahep.org

Certification Information

Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are eligible to take the Certified Surgical Technologist exam through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Retention Data
According to the 2017 Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Annual Report, the retention is 100%.

Pass Rate Data
According to the 2017 Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Annual Report, the OAE pass rate is 64.7%.

Other Conditions for Admission

Students participating in coursework in Surgical Technology may be required to successfully pass criminal background checks and drug screening procedure as prescribed by the college or clinical institutions in which clinical experience will be performed.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • High School diploma or equivalent required: Yes
  • Age Requirement: 16
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts, if applicable;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Area I - Language Arts/Communications — 3 Hours

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Credits
Minimum Area I - Language Arts/Communications Credit Hours:
3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences — 3 Hours

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Minimum Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours:
3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics — 3 Hours

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Minimum Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics Credit Hours:
3

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts — 3 Hours

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Minimum Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts Credit Hours:
3

Specific General Education Core Elective — 3 Hours

* Choose an additional course from the complete Area I, II, III, or IV listings:

Minimum Specific General Education Core Elective Credit Hours:
3
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation:
70

Overview

Program

Type

Associate of Applied Science, AAS

Location(s)

Waycross