OPERATION CAREER SUCCESS
TCL’s full-time Surg-Tech program is 50 credit hours completed in three consecutive semesters. Courses include general education, science and surgical technology classes taught in the college classroom, in campus laboratories and multiple clinical education sites throughout Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper.
PLEASE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A HEALTH SCIENCE ADVISOR PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. CALL 843-525-8267 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
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As of May 18, 2020 math and science courses must be completed within the last 5 years to be considered for Health Science applications.
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Accreditation & Accolades
Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.
Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)
6 West Dry Creek Circle; Suite 210 / Littleton, Colorado 80120-8031 / 303-694-9262
The program prepares competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor, and effective learning domains, and meets all criteria set forth in the current Standards and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program in Surgical Technology.
Employment opportunities are expected to grow by 15% between 2014 and 2024.
NEW CAREER IN ONE YEAR
The one-year, three-semester Surgical Technology program is 50 credit hours.
A CAREER THAT PAYS
South Carolina’s annual mean wage for surg-techs is $39,120
The job outlook is exceptional for all TCL health sciences graduates.Surgical Technologists are in high demand locally and nationally. South Carolina’s annual mean wage for surgical technologists is $39,120, according to 2017 reports from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earnings can increase substantially with time and experience.
Tuition: 50 credits x $190 per credit = $9,500.
Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.
*Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Being a Surgical Technologist is the most rewarding career because we make a difference in patients’ lives every day.”