Programs of Study Home | Programs of Study | Surgical Technology Placement/Transfer 94% That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2013-2014 graduates found work or continued their education. Placement Surgical Technology WelcomeSurgical technologists are allied health professionals who are specifically trained to function as an integral member of the surgical team, performing specialized duties before, during and after a surgical procedure.You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .Program length is five quarters (15 months, within the program courses)Students graduate with an Associate of Science degreeStudents sit for their national certification exam before graduation. CST (Certified Surgical Technologist)(CAAHEP Accredited program)OverviewThis program is located on the Lincoln Campus and online. The online component is designed to accommodate those students outside of the Lincoln area who are unable to commute to a Lincoln hospital for clinical. Online students complete the didactic portion via their computer with the final exams being proctored at a pre-approved site in their area. Online students are required to travel to the Lincoln Campus to complete the lab portion. Lab days are eight-hour days once every other week for the first two quarters. Online students are required to find a clinical site in their area to complete their education. Online students can work in conjunction with the local community college in their area to complete the prerequisite, general education, and other required courses. All final exams within the Surgical Technology Online Program will be proctored at sites pre-approved by the program. New program students enter every third quarter. The Surgical Technology program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, ARC-ST, 6 West Dry Creek Circle, suite 210, Littleton, CO 80120-8031, 303-694-9262.Get started by reading our Pre-health Admission Requirements.MissionThe mission of the Surgical Technology program is to prepare competent Surgical Technologists to be highly skilled and function as a vital member of the surgical team.Employment OutlookThe job outlook for the Surgical Technologist remains positive. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting wage of $16 per hour.Starting TermsPlease call Admissions Office, 402-437-2600.Surgical Technology-AASCurriculumSURGICAL PROGRAMTake the following:SURT-1600 Orientation to Surg TechSURT-1601 Techniques in Surgical AsepsisSURT-1603 Fund of Surgical TechnologySURT-1604 Concepts of Surgical ProcedureSURT-1701 Clinical OrientationSURT-1704 Surgical Procedures & Tech 1SURT-1705 Principles of Surgical TechnolSURT-1804 Surgical Procedures & Tech 2SURT-1810 Clinical Education 1SURT-2904 Surgical Procedures & Tech 3SURT-2907 Senior SeminarSURT-2909 Correlated Patient StudySURT-2910 Clinical Education 2SURT-2920 Adv Clinical SpecialtiesSURT-2930 Clinical Education 3SURT-1803 Fundamentals of Surg Tech 2GENERAL EDUCATIONTAKE SPCH-1090 OR SPCH-1110 OR SPCH-2810;SPCH-1090 Fund of Human CommunicationsSPCH-1110 Public SpeakingSPCH-2810 Business & Professional CommunTAKE ENGL-1010 OR ENGL-1015;ENGL-1010 Composition IENGL-1015 Composition & LiteratureTake MATH-1040 or higherMATH-1050 Thinking MathematicallyMATH-1040 Business MathMATH-1080 Algebra & TrigonometryMATH-1100 Intermediate AlgebraMATH-1150 College AlgebraMATH-1180 Elementary StatisticsMATH-1200 TrigonometryMATH-1300 PrecalculusMATH-1400 Applied CalculusMATH-1600 Calc & Analytic Geometry IMATH-2030 Contemporary MathematicsTake PSYC-1250 or PSYC-1810 or SOCI-1010PSYC-1250 Interpersonal RelationsPSYC-1810 Introduction to PsychologySOCI-1010 Introduction to SociologyTAKE BIOS-1140 & 2130 or BIOS-1210 & 1220 and BIOS-1110, MEDA-1101, MEDA-1407BIOS-1110 Biology of MicroorganismsBIOS-1140 Human AnatomyBIOS-2130 Human PhysiologyMEDA-1101 Basic Medical TerminologyMEDA-1407 Medical CalculationBIOS-1110 Biology of MicroorganismsBIOS-1210 Human Anatomy & Physiology IBIOS-1220 Human Anatomy & Physiology IIMEDA-1101 Basic Medical TerminologyMEDA-1407 Medical CalculationRequirementsProgram AdmissionStudents are admitted every nine months.Twenty-two Lincoln students and 12 distance students are accepted.Students may apply to the program after they begin their last term of prerequisites.Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities Ability to be responsible and dependable in regarding attendance.Physical stamina to tolerate standing and /or sitting for long periods of time.Sufficient eyesight to read small print and work with small instruments, supplies and equipment.Adequate hearing of sounds such as blood pressure and verbal communication with surgical team wearing surgical masks.May be necessary to lift 30 pounds of weight, i.e., children, supporting arms or legs of the surgical patient.Demonstrate good motor coordination and manual and finger dexterity in handling instruments, supplies and equipment.Appearance should be neat and clean, and students should practice good hygiene.Maintain self-control and work under stress, using patience and tact with other students, instructors, patients, surgeons, and other members of the surgical team.Ability to work closely with people under pressure in a high-stress environment.Ability to organize and plan work in a logical sequence and work at a fast pace.Ability to communicate in the English language using appropriate grammar and legible penmanship. No profanity or slang should be used.Ability to work with unpleasant odors, sights and sounds.Ability to use soaps, iodine and disinfectant solutions.Ability to use latex products and synthetic materials.Special Program PrerequisitesCurrent CPR certification by the American Heart Association for Health Care Providers before the start of the third quarter. A criminal background check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the background check, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for this CBC. Clinical EducationThe Surgical Technology program provides a planned course of classroom study and clinical experience. The clinical experiences are arranged to take place at health care facilities throughout Lincoln. These include BryanLGH East Medical Center and BryanLGH West Medical Center, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Nebraska Heart Institute and Hospital and Lincoln Surgical Hospital. Students rotate to different facilities each quarter to provide a broad range of experiences in a variety of surgical procedures.How Do I Begin?Apply to the college:SCC - 8800 "O" Street, Lincoln, NE - Admissions office E-1Online at www.southeast.edu. Have ALL official transcripts sent to SCC Admissions Office, including High school or GED certificate.Apply for Financial Aid if needed.Open the following links and complete documents (do not leave off any dates or signatures, that may lead to a delay in acceptance).Other LinksSelf-Advising SheetHealth Statement LetterHealth StatementPhysicians Lab Immunization InformationEssential FunctionsCostsIt appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. 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