The Surgical Technology program is an 11-month program, once accepted into the core program. It will be housed at our Savannah location. The pre-requisite and general education courses may be taken in the classroom or online. Students will sit for the CST exam during the last semester of the program.
What is a Surgical Technologist?
A surgical technologists, also called operating room technician, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries. Surgical technologists typically do the following: prepare operating rooms for surgery, sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery, ready patients for surgery, such as washing and disinfecting incision sites, help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies, count supplies, and maintain a sterile environment.
Must complete the pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the Surgical Technology program with a “C” or above.
|AH160||Basic Medical Terminology||3|
- **Requires pre-requisite of Anatomy
General Education Courses
Must complete with “C” or above and may be taken prior to or concurrent with the Surgical Technology program
|*HI103||American History to 1877 OR|
|*HI104||American History Since 1877 OR|
- Note: General Education courses can be taken concurrent with program but preferred to be completed prior to acceptance.
- *Testing Required
- Dual credit/Transfer credit This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
- Developmental Studies This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Study courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Study courses. You can learn more about Developmental Study courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
Surgical Technology Courses
Once accepted into the Surgical Technology Program, you will take the following courses.
|ST100||Introduction to Surgical Technology||2|
|ST105||Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology||3|
|ST109||Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist||2|
|ST120||Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I||5|
|ST121||Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II||5|
|ST150||Surgical Technology Capstone||2|
- Note: The core program starts in June and ends in May
- Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
- Achieve clinical requirements of the entry-level surgical technologist, as defined by the ARC STSA.
- Provide aseptic care and practices to ensure the best patient outcomes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history of surgery, surgical technology, Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice for the Surgical Technologist.
- Perform the role of a surgical technologist in surgical procedures.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in support of the profession.
- Appreciate the value of professional development and continuing education.
- Accepted as NCMC student
- Once Accepted into the Program, will be located at Savannah, MO
- Minimum of “C” or above required in pre-requisite and general education courses
- Pre-Admission Packet
- Minimum of 2.5 GPA in pre-requisite courses
- TEAS for Allied Health Exam (minimum score of 45)
- Complete an Informational Session. Schedule your Session now! – Surgical Technology Degree – Academics
- Clinical Travel up to 90 miles from Savannah
- Job Shadow required prior to admission
- Application Deadline: March 1