Now is the best time to change the course of your life and begin a career with nationwide availability for job security. A career in Surgical Technology provides multiple job opportunities both locally and nationally. Surgical Technologists learn the latest in surgical techniques and instrumentation to assist surgeons and nurses in the operating room. If you're seeking an exciting career with the latest in healthcare innovations, then become a surgical technologist!
The goals of the Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Surgical Technology Program are to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Admission to the Surgical Technology program
The Surgical Technology program begins each fall and is a 29 credit hour program. Admission to the program is competitive due to limited space.
Students must have the following completed before beginning class:
1. Clear a background check
2. Pass a drug screening
3. Two step TB Skin test with chest x-ray, if indicated
4. Proof of Hepatitis vaccination (3)
5. Proof of Tetanus vaccine
6. Proof of MMR vaccine or titer, if born after January 1, 1957
All must be documented on Allied Health Physical form and signed by physician
Allied Health Application
Surgical Technology Handbook
Clinical Case Requirements
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, median annual wage for surgical technologists in May 2016 was $41,160. The lowest ten percent earned less than $31,720, and the top ten percent earned more than $64,800.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow 15 percent between 2014 and 2024, much fast than the average for all occupations as the number of surgeries increase.
The Surgical Technology Program at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Click on the link below to view the Surgical Technology Gainful Employment Disclosure
Surgical Technology Gainful Employment Disclosure