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Surgical Technology CCP

Surgical Technology Overview (5235) Limited Access

This program is suspended and no longer accepting students.

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a Surgical Technologist. In a simulated surgical environment, the student will practice preparing, setting up and maintaining a sterile field; preparation of supplies and equipment for surgery; and patient preparation.

Course content includes surgical technology concepts, surgical techniques and procedures. Clinical learning experiences in an operating room and related areas are an integral part of this program.

Students in the surgical technology program learn through classroom instruction and two semesters of clinical experience in operating room and related areas.

Program Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org) 1361 Park St. Clearwater, FL 33756 (727)210-2350 upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA) 6 West Dry Creek Circle Suite 110 Littleton, CO 80120 (309)694-9262.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

 

General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Complete an Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications
  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official college/university transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.

Admission Requirements for Surgical Technology

In addition to the above General Admission requirements, student must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the program. (Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program).

  • Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine is you are exempt, please go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/ academicservices/Curriculum-and-Programs
  • Attend a mandatory Surgical Technology information session located on program website;
  • Submit a completed Surgical Technology program application, located on the program website, by the deadline date.

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program. Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 11; English: 11; Mathematics: 10 or qualify for TABE exemption.

Program Length

Total program hours: 1,300 hours, three terms. This is a full-time day program from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Clinical hours are 6:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.). There are two admission opportunities even years, (2020 Spring and Fall, 2021 Summer)

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Doreen Singer, singerd@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3830

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program are eligible for employment in hospital operating rooms, outpatient surgical centers, labor and delivery units, physician's offices and medical sales positions. 

Career Path Notes

The Surgical Technology Program provides students with necessary job skills and motivation in keeping with standards of practice as established by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) and the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) enabling them to qualify for, secure, maintain, and advance in gainful employment in the field of Surgical Technology.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 1,330)

STS0003Introduction to Surgical Technology (CCP)

144 Clock Hours

STS0150CSurgical Technology Procedures (CCP)

32 Clock Hours

STS0008Pharmacology for The Surgical Technologist (CCP)

32 Clock Hours

STS0003LIntroduction to Clinical Practicum (CCP)

144 Clock Hours

STS0120Surgical Specialties 1 (CCP)

48 Clock Hours

STS0255LSurgical Specialties 1 Clinical (CCP)

441 Clock Hours

STS0121Surgical Specialties 2 (CCP)

48 Clock Hours

STS0256LSurgical Specialties 2 Clinical (CCP)

441 Clock Hours

Note: 4 Clinical days per week for 6 weeks

Total Credit Hours: 1330

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Clock Hours: 352)

STS0003Introduction to Surgical Technology (CCP)

144 Clock Hours

STS0003LIntroduction to Clinical Practicum (CCP)

144 Clock Hours

STS0150CSurgical Technology Procedures (CCP)

32 Clock Hours

STS0008Pharmacology for The Surgical Technologist (CCP)

32 Clock Hours

 

Term Two- Spring (Year One) (Clock Hours: 489)

STS0255LSurgical Specialties 1 Clinical (CCP)

441 Clock Hours

STS0120Surgical Specialties 1 (CCP)

48 Clock Hours

 

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Clock Hours: 489)

STS0121Surgical Specialties 2 (CCP)

48 Clock Hours

STS0256LSurgical Specialties 2 Clinical (CCP)

441 Clock Hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 1330