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Surgical 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.
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This program is located on the Lincoln Campus and online. The online component is designed to accommodate those students outside of the Lincoln area, but within a 400 mile radius of Lincoln who are unable to commute to a Lincoln hospital for daily clinical. LAB days will be held in Lincoln.
Special Online Requirements:
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 within the 15 county area surrounding Lincoln 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, for a total of 13 separate days/trips to Lincoln for LAB. Online students in the following areas will travel to LABs in their area: North Platte, Norfolk and Kearney, with labs being held each week in the evening hours. 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. Online students are required to travel to Lincoln for a few various days within their last nine months of 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, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350.
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Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Florida.