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.
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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Timothy Teets, CST, BS,
Health Sciences building, room 111F
Our Surgical Technology courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to these university partnership programs: