The Surgical Technology Program trains individuals to prepare the operating room, select and care for instruments, provide technical assistance to the surgeon and nursing team during surgery, and breakdown the room after surgery. The program consists of four months of concentrated theory and lab practice, two months of integrated theory and clinical preparation, and six months of clinical
Program requires students to complete 120 cases within the operating theatre within a minimum of five surgical specialty areas to graduate the program and be eligible to sit for the National Exam for Surgical Technologists. The program is accredited through CAAHEP.
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
The Surgical Technology program is offered once a year starting in July. Application Packets may be submitted throughout the year. Once the completed application packet is submitted the applicant’s name is placed on the application list. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. An appointment is made for the applicant to attend a General Information Session. During this session, applicants will complete orientation (both for program and college admissions)and meet financial aid. The Surgical Technology Application Packet is the same as for any TCAT program with one exception. The current, passing HESI scores must be included in the packet.
Warning! Prior convictions or probations may prevent clinical placement ( a requirement of completion of the program) and gainful employment.
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555
Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeons' assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 2,720
Current job openings per year: 260