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 submit documentation of one of the following before receiving the Surgical Technology application packet:
- An unweighted high school GPA of 2.8+ from a College Prep Curriculum valid within 10 years of enrollment
- Qualifying placement scores or a grade of “P” for DMA 010-080 within the past 10 years.
- MAT 080 with a grade of “C” or higher within the past 10 years.
- RISE placement or transition studies showing mastery of Units 1-12 (Tier 2) within the past 10 years.
- Students who have completed a college approved math course such as MAT 122, MAT 141, MAT 151, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 263 with a “C” or better may meet the math requirement.
Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) EXAM:
All Surgical Technology 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, and 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 2. If you are currently not attending LCC and you are applying to a second Health Sciences Program and have already completed step 1, skip to step 2.
STEP 1 – Application for General College Admission:
Complete an online LCC Application for Admission. Select Pre-Surgical Technology A10300SU as the major. Select 2020 FA as the start term. As part of the general admissions process, you must submit an official high school transcript, official transcripts from all other colleges attended, and placement scores if applicable. You will also need to set up your LancerLOGIN account so that you can access your Lancer Email. Acceptance into a Pre–Health Sciences Program does not guarantee acceptance into the Health Sciences Program.
STEP 2 – INTENT TO APPLY:
INTENT TO APPLY will open September 2019 for all 2020FA programs.
INTENT TO APPLY will close January 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. to allow time for review. Applications are due January 31, 2020 by 12 noon.
You must complete Step 1 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. If you do not receive an email, contact the Health Sciences Admissions Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 3 – Eligibility Review:
The Health Sciences Admissions Specialist will review your transcripts. You will receive a second email indicating you have met the math requirement. You will also receive your Health Sciences Application and Checklist as an attachment to the email. If you have not provided proof of the math requirement, you will receive an email requesting that you contact the Health Sciences Admissions Specialist to provide missing information at email@example.com. If you have not taken the PSB exam, complete step 4 now.
STEP 4 – Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Exam:
Most Health Sciences 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. DO NOT wait until the last minute to take this important exam. If you are not satisfied with your score, you must wait 30 days before retaking the exam.
STEP 5 – Submit the signed Health Sciences Application and signed Checklist:
Applications and any additional paperwork required must be submitted no later than January 31, 2020 by 12 Noon. An application, a checklist and a PSB score are required for each program of interest.
Additional Surgical Technology Documents and Links:
Course and Hour Requirements
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