Surgical Technology

Associate Degree in Surgical Technology

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.

As a surgical technologist, you will be part of the sterile scrub team. Your duties may include setting up an operating room with furniture, equipment, and sterile supplies, maintaining the room’s sterility during the surgery, passing the surgeon the necessary instruments and supplies, and assisting with suturing and dressings.

In the LCCC Surgical Technology program, you’ll learn general surgical practices as well as those specific to surgical specialties such as gynecology, urology, ear, nose, throat, orthopedic, cardiac, vascular, thoracic, plastic and reconstructive, obstetrics, ophthalmic, oral, maxillofacial, and neurosurgery.
  

Career Opportunities

The LCCC Surgical Technology program will prepare you with a thorough knowledge of all surgical specialties and the role of the surgical technologist in the operating room. You’ll receive classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. In your final semester, you will take the national certification exam through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Upon passing, you’ll have earned the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential, making you qualified to serve on a surgical team in any hospital or surgery center.
   

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Contact the Program Coordinator

Timothy Teets, CST, BS,
Health Sciences building, room 111F 
(440) 366-7178 
tteets@lorainccc.edu 
    

University Partnership

Our Surgical Technology courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to these university partnership programs:

   Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from Youngstown State University

   Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University

   Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an Applied Science major from Youngstown State University

   Master of Health and Human Services from Youngstown State University
  

Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university
    

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.