SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Surgical Technology Program offers classroom and clinical experiences for the entry-level surgical technologist.

The program includes courses in aseptic technique, operative procedures, patient care, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, medical/legal aspects, technological sciences (computer, electricity, physics & robotics), and related general education to help the student fulfill his/her role as an important, knowledgeable member of the surgical team.

The goal of the Surgical Technology Program at York Technical College is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Further, the Surgical Technology Department will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as a surgical technologist and become a contributing member of the healthcare team.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756
(727) 210-2350 and online at www.caahep.org

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the certification exam through the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Many graduates choose to work in areas related to surgery such as central sterile supply, private scrub, the OB department, endoscopy, or instrument sales.  Opportunities are also available to work as cell saver technicians, anesthesia technicians, veterinary assistants, oral-surgical assistants, and medical office assistants.

PROGRAM AFFILIATION


SALARY RANGE

Starting average salary is $12.00 - $17.00 per hour according to location.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Operating RoomLabor & DeliveryCentral SterileOral Surgeon
Private ScrubVeterinarian's OfficeInstrument SalesEndoscopy Unit
Tissue & Organ RetrievalEducatorCell Saver TechMaterials Management
Clinical InstructorAnesthesia TechnicianLaser Centers  

HOW TO ENROLL

For more information about enrolling in the Surgical Technology Program contact the Admissions Department at (803) 327-8008 or Sandra Farley, Surgical Technology Department Chair at sfarley@yorktech.edu or 803-981-7149.


Sandra Farley,
Surgical Technology Department Chair at
sfarley@yorktech.edu or 803-981-7149

or

The Admissions Department at (803) 327-8008



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