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    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2018 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    Surgical Technology
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2018 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Surgical Technology
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2018 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 three terms (one term is a summer 10-week term)
    • 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 the state of Nebraska only.

      Special Online Requirements:

      Pre-requisite courses: Online students can work in conjunction with their local college to complete their pre-requisite courses. The only exception is MEDA1207 Pharmacology and Dosages offered online through SCC.

      Classroom activities: Online students complete the didactic portion via their computer with the final exams being proctored at a pre-approved site in their area.

      Lab: Online students within the 15-county area surrounding Lincoln are required to travel to a Lab day on the Lincoln campus with the Lincoln students. Online students outside the 15-county area will attend a four hour evening Lab each week for 16 weeks in the Spring semester. Online students will be placed in the Lab closest to them. The three Online Lab sites are Norfolk/Columbus, North Platte and Kearney/GI/Hastings.

      Clinical: Clinical will be ten weeks in the Summer and 16 weeks in the Fall and will be at a clinical site affiliated with SCC. Clinical is 24 hours each week and will be during a day-shift schedule of 6:30 am to 3:00 pm. All students are required to achieve a specific number of completed surgical procedures handing the instruments solo. This graduation requirement means students will attend clinical sites during that facilities busiest hours. This can result in a student completing clinical five mornings a week instead of three 8-hour days. Online students must have a flexible schedule in their Summer and Fall terms to be successful.

      Travel to Lincoln on a minimum of three occasions: All students are required to travel to the Lincoln campus to attend the following: A Surgical Technology Program Orientation Day mid-December before starting the program.  The first day of the Summer term will be an all-day Pre-clinical Lab in Lincoln. The last week of the program all students must take their National Board Exam on the Lincoln campus.

      New program students are admitted every January.

      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.

      How to get started

      Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution.

      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 Term(s)

      Spring term.

      Please call Admissions Office, 402-437-2600.

      View your calendar conversion plan.