A surgical technologist is a member of the surgical team who works with surgeons and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care before, during and after surgery. This program provides students with classroom instruction and clinical experience under the close supervision of the certified surgical technology instructor and hospital personnel. 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 progam is accredited through CAAHEP.
The Commission on Accreditaton of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763
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, an appointment is made for the applicant to attend a Pre-Enrollment Session. During this session, applicants will tour the TCAT campus, discuss costs and financial aid, talk with the instructor and talk with a counselor. At this point, the applicant’s name is placed on the Application List. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis.The Surgical Technology Application Packet is the same as for any TCAT program with one exception. The current, passing Compass 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 employement.
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 surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 3,130
Current job openings per year: 140