Surgical Technology

About

 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
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
www.caahep.org

 

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,940.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,594.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Surgical Technologist 1296Diploma

Application Procedure

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. 

The Surgical Technology Application Packet consists of:
Application for Enrollment
Copy of high school or GED transcript
Copy of Immunization Record for measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, Hepatitis B series, and TB skin test
Copy of current HESI scores (scores are current if the test was taken within two years of the first day of class)
Physical examination form
Additional Documentation
Additional Documentation must be presented prior to enrolling in the program. 
Complete the background check during the mandatory General Information Session
Participate in a personal interview with the instructor
Pass a physical exam prior to first day of class
Update remaining immunizations to required standards

Warning!  Prior convictions or probations may prevent clinical placement ( a requirement of completion of the program) and gainful employement.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555

Job Duties

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.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 3,130

Current job openings per year: 140

Salary Range

$32,000
to
$42,100

Instructors

Melissa Pelfrey
931-484-7502

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