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 Assistant 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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Contact the Program Coordinator
Timothy Teets, CST, BS,
Health Sciences building, room 111 F
Our Surgical Assistant courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to these university partnership programs:
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.
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!