Accelerated Alternative Delivery Certificate Program
Be sure that your documentation of your scrubbed surgical procedures and work history is signed by your Director of Surgical Services.
Once your application is received and complete, an admission exam will be arranged with you and your exam proctor. This exam process is required before you begin taking classes. You must secure someone at your hospital, preferably someone in your education department, to proctor your admission exam. Be sure to send the “Test Proctor Agreement” in with your admission materials.
It is suggested that you begin this process as soon as possible. As documents arrive, they will be collected in your application file. Incomplete student-application files will not be considered, nor will be students be notified of incomplete files. Applications are received on an open basis; there is no application deadline. Once the application process is complete, the student may begin classes at the next semester or summer session.
Students are required to take the courses which are listed on the Curriculum Sheet, regardless of past education and experience. We may waive the SDEV 101 requirements in most cases, and give credit for ENGL 161 in most cases, but these are decided on an individual basis.
This course of study is for anyone employed as a surgical technologist, who did not graduate from an accredited surgical technology program but desires becoming eligible to take the national certification exam leading to the title “Certified Surgical Technologist” (CST).
Any person working as a surgical technologist for at least two full time years or four years part-time within the last 5 years and fits one of the descriptions below:
Graduates of non-accredited surgical technology programs and are unable to take the national exam because of the program’s unaccredited status
On the job trained surgical technologists who, because they did not graduate from a formal surgical tech program, are unable to take the national certification exam
LPNs working as surgical technologists who are unable to take the national certification exam, because they did not graduate from an accredited surgical technology program
RN's with surgical technologist skills who are unable to take the national certification exam because they did not graduate from an accredited surgical technology program.
Special eligibility circumstances:
Military trained surgical technologists are now eligible to take the national certification exam without further education. Go to nbstsa.org for more information.
Dental assistants are generally not eligible for this program, because they are not trained in all surgical specialties
OB techs are generally not eligible for this program because they did not train in other specialties
Lorain County Community College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Accreditation for the Surgical Technologist (ARC-ST) by the Council on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). By fulfilling all of the requirements and successful completion of courses on the attached Curriculum Guide, the student will be granted a Certificate of Completion from the Lorain County Community College Surgical Technology Program and is eligible to take the National Certification Exam, which upon passing, designates a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
Courses are the usual per credit hour rates for Lorain County Community College tuition. Please get this information from the lorainccc.edu web site. Note there are different rates for students residing in Lorain County, out of Lorain County and out of state. Also note that students taking between 13 and 18 credit hours pay the 13 credit hour rate.
Testing Out of Courses:
Testing out of courses is not allowed. Students are required to take all of the courses listed on the curriculum guide, regardless of educational background. College 101 may be waived. The English writing course may be accepted from another college or university.
If you have decided to apply to this program:
Send the following to the Assistant Program Coordinator. Click here to download and print the application.
When #1 is complete, send the Assistant Program Coordinator an e-mail, indicating all has been sent.
You will hear back from the Assistant Program Coordinator, via e-mail, the status of your admission application.
When you have been accepted to the program by the Program Coordinator:
Contacts: Please contact the correct office below:
For information regarding Lorain County Community College, college admission, transcript information, fees, tuition, etc. contact the Connections Center at the College.
Access our Web Site:http://www.lorainccc.edu/
for college application information, to access a course catalog and class schedule, tuition, fees, etc.
For non program college admissions, registration, advising and counseling: Julie Minarczik firstname.lastname@example.org
For Surgical Technology Program Specific Information only:
Lindsay Lockhart, CST
Assistant Program Coordinator, AAD Program
Please note that it may take a few days to get back with you.
Patricia Sedlak, CST, RN, MEd., CNOR, RNFA
Surgical Technology Program Director