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Surgical Technology–D45740

The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.

Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.

Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

Students of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four-week period prior to or after graduation.

Students will be required to attend courses on campus to complete this program.

BEFORE applying to the Surgical Technology (ST) program, an applicant must satisfy the math prerequisites. Students must also complete any needed developmental Reading or English courses before applying to the ST program.


An applicant must have completed one of the following before receiving the ST application packet:

  • Qualifying placement scores within the last 5 years or
  • MAT 070 with a grade of “C” or higher within last 5 years or
  • DMA 010-050 with a grade of “P” within the last 5 years or
  • •MAT 115, MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 143, MAT 151, MAT 152, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 263 course or an approved college algebra math with a grade of “C” or higher

Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) EXAM:
All ST Applicants are required to take the PSB EXAM. The score report must be submitted with your application. Please visit the PSB link below for guidelines, study guides, test dates, how to pay and register for the PSB test.

If you have satisfied the math prerequisites, you are ready to begin the COMPETITIVE APPLICATION PROCESS.

NOTE: Currently enrolled LCC students skip to step 5. Or if you are currently not attending LCC and you are applying to a second Health Sciences Program and have already completed steps 1–4, skip to step 5.

STEP 1 – Application for General College Admission:
Complete an online LCC Application for Admission. Select Surgical Technology A10300SU as your major. Acceptance into a Pre–Health Sciences Program does not guarantee acceptance into the Health Sciences Program.

Application for General College Admission

STEP 2 – Transcripts:
Submit an official transcript from your high school or provide a copy of your High School Equivalency Diploma. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree are still required to submit high school documentation.

Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. Falsification or failure to supply the correct information may be considered grounds for rejection or dismissal. If it is determined that you have attended a college that was not listed on your application, the transcript will be required. If you are unable to submit an official transcript due to a hold on your account at the college, you will be ineligible to apply at this time.

STEP 3 – Placement Assessment:
Take any required placement assessments or qualify for a waiver. You may use NC DAP scores taken at another community college. If your math scores or your developmental math classes are more than 5 years old and you have not completed a qualifying college level math class, you will need to retest.

Learn about NC DAP Testing
Study Guides

STEP 4 – Lancer Account:
Set up your LCC student account. Check WebAdvisor to see when all transcripts have been received. You must use your Lancer email account to correspond with Health Sciences admission staff.

Setup Lancer Account

INTENT TO APPLY: Opening in September 2018 for all 2019FA programs.
INTENT TO APPLY will close March 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. in order to allow time for review. Applications are due March 7, 2019.

You must complete Steps 1-4 before submitting the INTENT TO APPLY form. You must satisfy any course prerequisites before submitting the INTENT TO APPLY form. You will receive a confirmation email indicating that your INTENT TO APPLY was received.

Intent to Apply

STEP 6 – Eligibility Review:
The Health Sciences Advisor will review your transcripts. You will receive a second email indicating you have met the math requirements and you may move to step 7. You will also receive your Health Sciences Application Packet as an attachment to the email. If you have not provided proof of the math requirements, you will receive an email requesting that you contact the Health Sciences Admissions Advisor to provide missing information at

STEP 7 – Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) EXAM:
All ST Applicants are required to take the PSB EXAM. The score report must be submitted with your application. Please visit the PSB link below for guidelines, study guides, test dates, how to pay and register for the PSB test.

Learn about the PSB

Additional ST Documents and Links:
Course and Hour Requirements

Essential Functions

Point Count Worksheet

Semester–by–Semester Plan

Gainful Employment – D45740

Program Accreditation Outcomes

For questions about Admissions, please contact:
Donna Phillips Williams
Student Services Manager

Administration (Building 3), Room 140F
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 385
Fax: (252) 233-6897

For more Health Sciences Program information, please contact:
Jimi Spears, RN, ADN, CST
Surgical Technology Program Chair/Instructor
Health Sciences (Building 13), Room 232
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 802
Fax: (252) 520-9598