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Surgical Technology


 

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).

Surgical Technology National Certification Exam pass rate for first attempts was 87% for the 2014 Surgical Technology cohort.

 

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

Division Student Handbook 2016

SUR Student Handbook with Division Handbook August 2015

HEALTH SCIENCES ADVISOR

Maggie O’Sullivan

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

 

FACULTY

 JoLane Collins, Program Director

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

Cynthia Gray, Clinical Instructor

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

Glenn Levicki, Health Sciences Division Dean

Phone: 843.525.8276 / glevicki@tcl.edu

 


 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 




Health-Sciences-Info-Presentation-SUR-2017

Surgical Technology Curriculum Profile 2016

SUR Program Application Checklist for 2017

SUR Weighted Admission Score Sheet 2016


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 LaQuetta Washington at 843.525.8267

 


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