Associate of Applied Science Degree
Surgical Technologists, sometimes called operating room technicians, are allied health professionals who work with nurses and surgeons in direct care of patients in the operating room.
Most surgical technologists perform as the sterile scrub team member, whose preoperative phase duties include:
setting up an operating room with furniture, equipment and sterile supplies
scrubbing the intraoperative phase which includes maintaining sterility and passing the surgeon all sterile instruments, suture, supplies, solutions and medications
the postoperative phase which includes assisting with suturing and providing dressings.
Surgical technologists learn all of the surgical specialties: general, gynecology, urology, ear, nose, throat, orthopedic, cardiac, vascular, thoracic, plastic and reconstructive, obstetrics, ophthalmic, oral, maxillofacial and neurosurgery.
Learning is achieved through classroom, college laboratory and hospital clinical experiences.
Lorain County Community’s Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (727-210-2350, www.caahep.org).
The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) (303-694-9262, www.arcstsa.org) directly oversees the academic accreditation for the field of surgical technology.
In the final semester of the program, students take the national certification examination, leading to the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential when passed.
The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (800-707-0057, www.nbstsa.org) is responsible for this credential and the examination.
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To learn more about the Surgical Technology program, please contact the program director:
Patricia Sedlak, CST, RN, CNOR, RNFA, MEd.
Health Sciences building, room 210 N
Exam Results of LCCC Graduates