Welcome to the Surgical Technology webpage. The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals 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 prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.
Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.
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.
Wilson Community College's Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Surgical Technology Clinical Expectations
Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 cases divided as follows: 30 in general surgery with 20 of those being in the first scrub role. In addition 90 cases should be in at least 5 different specialty areas with 60 of those being in the first scrub role and evenly divided among the 5 specialty areas with a maximum of 15 cases in any specialty. Please see the Surgical Technology instructor for more specific details.
Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates:
Due to winter weather closures, the Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology admissions deadline has been extended until February 10, 2014.
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For information on admissions to this program contact:
Student Development/Testing Counselor