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    Surgical Technology
    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    Surgical Technology
    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Surgical Technology
    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Surgical Technology

  • Welcome

    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.

    You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .

    • Program length is eight quarters (9 months of prerequisites and 15 months within the program courses)
    • Students graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree
    • Students sit for their national certification exam before graduation.  CST (Certified Surgical Technologist)(CAAHEP Accredited program)

      Overview

      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.

      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 online program will be proctored at sites pre-approved by the program. Online students are required to travel to Lincoln for a few days within their last nine months of the program.

      New program students enter every third quarter.

      The Surgical Technology Program at Southeast Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
      25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
      Clearwater, FL 33763
      727-210-2350
      www.caahep.org

      Program Outcomes.

      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 and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

      Mission

      To use cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains of learning in order to prepare graduates to function as proficient, entry-level surgical technologists, and prepare competent surgical technologists to be highly skilled and function as a vital member of the surgical team.

      Employment Outlook

      According to the Emsi Q2 2018 Data Set, the starting wage for Surgical Technologists in Nebraska is $17.48 per hour.

      Starting Terms

      Please call Admissions Office, 402-437-2600.