Surgical Technology is a specialty within the Health Sciences Division. The curriculum prepares an individual 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 participate in surgical procedures, prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic technique; assist with patient preparation for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.
Students of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four-week period prior to or after graduation; however, Surgical Technology students at CVCC will take the certification exam prior to graduation.
Students are expected to participate in classroom, lab, and clinical (hospital) experience. The entire program consists of three continuous semesters (48 credits). Students start in the Fall semester (August) and graduate the following Fall semester (July).
It is highly recommended to complete as many of the required general education classes prior to admission into the program.
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The program begins in the Fall Semester. Admission is based on the completion of all minimum requirements as listed on the MAR Checklist. The number of admissions is based on 20 seats in the program. The selection process is competitive.
For more information regarding completing a complete admission file, please refer to the MAR Surgical Technology Admission Packet.
Please see the catalog for more information about this curriculum.
Clinical agencies and/or credentialing bodies require criminal background checks and drug screens prior to admission to clinical sites.
The program uses various clinical affiliates including hospitals and surgery centers for clinical rotations.
The operating room environment is a high risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens resulting in exposure to communicable diseases.
For more information about the Surgical Technology program, contact:
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4332
For questions regarding admissions requirements, contact:
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4216