Update for Fall 2023
The CFCC health science/nursing faculty and Student Services units rolled out new testing guidelines for health science and nursing applicants. Starting for fall 2023, the TEAS test (by ATI; versions 6 and 7 only) will be used in place of the PSB and must be completed successfully before filing an Intent to Apply.
The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery, and assist the surgeon during operations. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Certification Exam administered by the National Board of Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), which is required by CAAHEP accredited programs.
Selective Admission Process
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE EACH ACADEMIC YEAR
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting . The ARC/STSA® is the only CAAHEP-recognized Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting.
|Wed||Jan. 11, 2023||11:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|Thu||Feb. 9, 2023||11:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|Wed||March 15, 2023||11:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|Mon||April 3, 2023||11:00 am – 12:00 pm|
Surgical Technology, A.A.S. Course Information
Surgical Technology program students have maintained a 100% pass rate on the National Certification Exam since the inception of the program in 2007.
The mission of the surgical technologist program is to prepare individuals to function in the operating room setting. This Degree program will set high standards for students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become an integral member of a surgical team.
Surgical Technology has been consistently in the top ten of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in health-care related professions for most of the last two decades. Employment for a surgical technologist is expected to grow 25 percent between 2008 and 2018. The employment rate for CFCC graduates who actively sought employment is 100%.
Surgical Technology is a continuing growing profession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects by the year 2018, there will be 114,700 surgical technologists, a 25 percent increase, or 23,200 (over the 10-year period, which represents an increase of approximately 2.5 percent per year or 2,300 additional new jobs annually).
The median national average for salaries for a surgical technologist is $41,790 per year or $20.09 per hour. Advancement and experience will provide the opportunity for higher salary levels.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook handbook