A SELECTIVE ADMISSION PROGRAM
The object of this program is to prepare students for a career as members
of the surgical team in the operating room under the direct supervision
of professional nurses and surgeons. The instruction includes a combination
of classroom studies, classroom lab practice, and clinical experience
in the perioperative arena (operating room, pre- and post-anesthesia care
and labor and delivery) which prepares students to assist members of the
surgical team (surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical technologists).
Upon successful completion of the program, students are qualified to take
a National Certifying Examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist
(CST). Particular emphasis is placed upon the skills involved in scrubbing
and circulating a wide variety of surgical procedures and the preparation
and maintenance of sterilized and unsterilized supplies.
Surgical technology is a selective access program. The program admits
students once a year in the fall term. Admission to this program is limited
and is based on academic performance and other criteria. Applicants must
be at least 17 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or equivalency degree.
An application for admission to the program must include the following:
For information call 766-6581.
- an application to the surgical
- a high school completion
transcript or copy of GED® test scores, and
- scores for the required
pre-entrance test (A level-TABE), (test is scheduled through the North
Campus assessment and certification center, 713-6014).
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Number and Title
0100 Reading Skills
0200 Mathematical Skills
0300 Language Skills
0810 Surgical Technology I
0820 Surgical Technology II
*Students who have satisfactory
test scores are not required to take these courses.