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).
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).
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Coastal Pines Technical College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
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).
Program Retention Data
According to the 2021 Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Annual Report, the retention is 0%.
Program Pass Rate Data
According to the 2021 Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Annual Report, the national certifying exam pass rate is 0%.
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.
Competitive Admissions Program Application:
Surgical Technology Application
- Submit a completed application;
- High School diploma or equivalent required for Graduation: 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 II - Social/Behavioral Sciences — 3 Hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences — Hours
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics — 3 Hours
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts — 3 Hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hrs) — Hours
Specific General Education Core Elective — 3 Hours
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