Program Description & Goals
The goal of the LBW Community College's Surgical Technology program is to produce knowledgeable graduates who have developed the essential behaviors of the profession, are prepared to successfully complete the National Certification Exam, and can perform as skilled entry-level surgical technologists. The program will accomplish this through education in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (attitude) learning domains. The program provides the qualified and motivated applicant with learning experiences that are supportive and responsive to individual needs. These experiences are facilitated by qualified faculty and/or preceptors and are designed to help students learn to apply theory to practice.
Applicants must possess a GED or high school diploma, and complete all general applicatin requirements of LBWCC. Eligible students must meet with Mrs. Early for a formal interview prior to admission/acceptance to the SUR program. Sutdents are admitted on a competitive basis using a ranking system based on their interview with the program director, GPA, military service and previous experience in a medical related field. All applicants will be notified by mail of admission decisiongs. Upon entry into the program, the student must provide verification of current health insurance.
- NO PREREQUISITE CLASSES REQUIRED
*DEADLINE FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 15TH!
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
7. Proof of Flu vaccine (required to attend clinicals)
8. Proof of personal health insurance (required to attend clinicals)
9. Each student is required to sit for the CST Exam with NBSTSA (student is responisble for the $250 exam fee)
*All must be documented on Allied Health Physical form and signed by physician
IMPORTANT PROGRAM DOCUMENTS
Allied Health Application
Surgical Technology Handbook
Surgical Technology Program Outcomes
Clinical Case Requirements
Role of the Surgical Technologist
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, median annual wage for surgical technologists in May 2019 was $48,300. The top ten percent earned more than $71,400.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow 9 percent between 2018 and 2028, much fast than the average for all occupations as the number of surgeries increase.
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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