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Surgical Technology

 

 

Taking Applications for FALL 2015 admission January 14-April 15, 2015.


 

Surgical Technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. Scrub, circulating, first assisting and second assisting surgical technologists have primary responsibilities for maintaining a sterile field and being constantly vigilant to ensure all members of the team adhere to aseptic techniques.

 

Upon completion of the program requirements, the student may be qualified to take the national certification examination administered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

 

CAREER OPTIONS

 Surgical Technologists are in constant demand, both immediately and through attrition/turnover and new positions. The rapid growth of the population in the service area has increased the demand for services with the development of new settings and the expansion of existing ones.

 

The average annual income in South Carolina for a Surgical Technologist in 2009 was $35,080*. Earnings can increase substantially with time and experience.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 The Surgical Technology diploma program prepares graduates to practice as a Surgical Technologist. The program consists of courses in general education, science and surgical technology courses taught in the college classroom, in campus laboratories and multiple clinical education sites throughout the four county area served by the college. The Surgical Technology program takes three semesters to complete.

 

For list of required courses, please see course catalog.

 

SPECIALIZED PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

 Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)

6 West Dry Creek Circle; Suite 210 / Littleton, Colorado 80120-8031 / 303-694-9262 / website

 

ADMISSIONS

 Applicants interested in the Surgical Technology program must first complete the college admission application process. The student will then make an appointment to meet with a Health Sciences Advisor. Acceptance into the college does not guarantee admission into a health sciences program. Applications for admission to the Surgical Technology program may only be obtained from Health Sciences Advisors. Call 843.525.8267 for additional information and to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

 

HANDBOOK

SUR Student Handbook with Division Handbook May 2014

HEALTH SCIENCES ADVISOR

Maggie O’Sullivan

Phone: 843.525.8326 / Fax: 843.525.8268 /mosullivan@tcl.edu

 

FACULTY

 JoLane Buss, Program Director

Phone: 843.470.8415 / Fax: 843.525.8268 / jbuss@tcl.edu

Cynthia Gray, Clinical Instructor

Phone: 843.470.8955 / Fax: 843.525.8268 / cgray@tcl.edu

Marge Sapp, Health Sciences Division Dean

Phone: 843.525.8276 / msapp@tcl.edu

 


 

*Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Surgical Technology Program Information Presentation

Surgical Technology Program Curriculum Profile

SUR Program Application Checklist for 2015

SUR Weighted Admission Score Sheet 2015 


 


ALL STUDENTS MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A HEALTH SCIENCE ADVISOR PRIOR TO RECEIVING AN APPLICATION. CALL 843-525-8267 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

 


 

For application information:

health@tcl.edu

or call Joseph Griffin at 843.525.8267

 


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