Please note:This program has special admissions requirements. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services to obtain a copy of the Surgical Technologist Application Procedures Booklet or download a copy online.
This program prepares students to work as surgical technologists in the operating room, labor and delivery, ambulatory surgical care centers, cardiac catheterization laboratories, physician’s offices or central supply units. Surgical technologists work under medical supervision to facilitate safe and effective performance of invasive surgical procedures aimed at optimizing patient safety. This program meets nationally established standards for Surgical Technology. It has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates may sit for the Surgical Technologist national certification exam administered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
This program begins only in the Fall Semester and takes one year to complete. It is essentially a 40-hour per week day-time program which includes both classes and clinical labs. Clinicals will be held in hospital operating rooms with students working with a preceptor. Students must have their own transportation to travel to a hospital site within a 45-mile radius. Upon completion of the program, students will take the certification examination administered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
To view the curriculum for this program, check out the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire pdf of the catalog (2.27 MB). Since the printing of this catalog, there have been some additions and deletions. View the addendum for more information.
For a listing of when the following courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor. Please visit the Career and Transfer Programs Web page, where you will find worksheets with the most recent PSC catalog updates. The worksheets describe the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.