Surgical Technology

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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 program 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

Admission to the Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology programs is open to all adults who meet the following criteria for enrollment:

1. Pass an entrance test.
2. Submit application packet during designated time. The application packets include Application (submit on-line) for Enrollment, high school (special education will not qualify) or high school equivalency transcript and immunization record with proof of 2 mmr (if born after 1957) and 2 varicella (if born after 1980) or exemptions. Also, nursing applicants must furnish three letters of recommendation, current physical, and additional immunizations which include hepatitis B series, current TB skin test and tetanus.
3. Participate in a General Information Session.
4. Furnish additional documents to include background check, proof of immunization, flu vaccine (clinical sight requirement), and physical examination. Surgical Tech and Practical Nursing students must pass a physical exam prior to the first day of class.

Applicants completing the above requirements are enrolled on a "first come, first serve" basis.
The Surgical Tech program requires students to complete 120 cases within the operating theatre with a minimum of five surgical specialty areas to graduate the program and be eligible to sit for the National Exam for Surgical Technologists.
Warning!  Prior convictions or probations may prevent clinical placement (a requirement of completion of the program) and gainful employment. 
5. Interview with instructors upon request

Applicants completing the above requirements are enrolled on a "first come, first serve" basis.
The Surgical Tech program requires students to complete 120 cases within the operating theatre with a minimum of five surgical specialty areas to graduate the program and be eligible to sit for the National Exam for Surgical Technologists.
Warning!  Prior convictions or probations may prevent clinical placement (a requirement of completion of the program) and gainful employment. 

 

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,130.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,703.00

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 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. 

The Surgical Technology Application Packet consists of:
Application for Enrollment
Copy of high school transcript or GED transcript  (special education diploma will not qualify)
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: 2,980

Current job openings per year: 300

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
SGT 0001 Worker Characteristic
SGT 1010 Vocational and Prof Relations
SGT 1020 Med and Surgical Terminology
SGT 1030 Anatomy & Physiology
SGT 1040 Microbiology
SGT 1050 Principles Of Asepsis
SGT 1060 Supplies, Equipment, & Inst
SGT 1070 Technological Sciences
SGT 1080 Patient Care
SGT 1090 Pharmacology
Second Trimester: 
SGT 0002 Worker Characteristic
SGT 2010 Basic Surgical Procedures
SGT 2020 Clinical Practicum I
Third Trimester: 
SGT 0003 Worker Characteristic
SGT 3010 Advanced Surgical Procedures
SGT 3020 Clinical Practicum II
Surgical Technologist - Diploma 1296 Hours

Instructors

Melissa Pelfrey
931-484-7502

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