Surgical Technology Specialist

Technical Certificate

Surgical Technology

Surgical team support and patient care delivery

Student Alert: This program is preparing for inactivation effective end of summer term 2021 with no new enrollments beginning in the fall term 2021 per CAAHEP mandate and pending approval from the College's District Board of Trustees and SACSCOC.  For more information, please contact the Health Career Information Center at (904) 713-4545 or hcic@fscj.edu

The Surgical Technology Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) program prepares students to become a contributing member of a surgical team and to demonstrate safe patient care and surgical consciousness. Embracing innovation and the latest in technology, the program offers students relevant education and hands-on training necessary to successfully support a team of surgeons, physicians and nursing professionals through pre- and post-operative surgery care.

Upon completion, graduates may sit for the National Certifying Examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). Students who pass the CST exam will be eligible for licensure in surgical technology through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

Degree Options

This certificate articulates directly into the Surgical Services (2167) (A.S.) degree. Students may pursue the surgical technology specialist certificate to develop or upgrade their skills, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn the certificate while completing the requirements for the degree. 

Accreditation

FSCJ’s Surgical Technology Specialist Technical Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N. Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

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Program Information

Limited access

Program Code:  6267

49 credits

Start Term

May 15 for Fall Term

Deadlines

May 15 for Fall Admit


Financial Information

Financial aid is available, if qualified 

Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks


Contact Information

Phone: (904) 713-4545

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule