Surgical Technology, AAS
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Program Intro

The Surgical Technology–A45740 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.

Curriculum AAS Preview

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BIO 163 – Basic Anat & Physiology
    This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body.
  • SUR 110 – Intro to Surg Tech
    This course provides a comprehensive study of peri-operative care, patient care concepts, and professional practice concepts within the profession of surgical technology.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BIO 275 – Microbiology
    This course covers the principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment.
  • SUR 122 – Surgical Procedures I
    This course provides an introduction to selected basic and intermediate surgical specialties that students are exposed to in the first clinical rotation.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • MAT 110 – Math Measurement & Literacy
    This course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurement skills and mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive programs.
  • SUR 135 – SUR Clinical Practice II
    This course provides clinical experience with a variety of perioperative assignments to build skills required for complex perioperative patient care.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • HUM 115 – Critical Thinking
    This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict.
  • SUR 211 – Adv Theoretical Concepts
    This course covers the theoretical knowledge required for the extension of the surgical technologist role.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • Com 231 – Public Speaking
    This course provides instruction and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion.
  • SUR 137 – Professional Success Prep
    This course provides employability skills and an overview of theoretical knowledge in preparation for certification.

Curriculum Diploma Preview

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BIO 163 – Basic Anat & Physiology
    This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body.
  • SUR 110 – Intro to Surg Tech
    This course provides a comprehensive study of peri-operative care, patient care concepts, and professional practice concepts within the profession of surgical technology.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BIO 275 – Microbiology
    This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment.
  • SUR 122 – Surgical Procedures I
    This course provides an introduction to selected basic and intermediate surgical specialties that students are exposed to in the first clinical rotation.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • SUR 134 – Surgical Procedures II
    This course provides a comprehensive study of intermediate and advanced surgical specialties that students are exposed to in the second clinical rotation.
  • SUR 135 – SUR Clinical Practice II
    This course provides clinical experience with a variety of perioperative assignments to build skills required for complex perioperative patient care.

Program Requirements

BEFORE applying to the Surgical Technology program, an applicant must satisfy the math and PSB prerequisites. Students must also complete any needed developmental reading or English courses before applying to the Surgical Technology program.
MATH
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 152, 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. See Step 4 for guidelines, study guides, test dates, how to pay and register for the PSB test.

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.

Complete an online LCC Application for Admission. Select Pre-Surgical Technology A10300SU as the major. Select 2021 FA as the start term. As part of the general admissions process, submit an official high school transcript, official transcripts from all other colleges attended, and placement scores if applicable. Set up your LancerLOGIN Account so that you can access your LancerMAIL. Acceptance into a Pre–Health Sciences program does not guarantee acceptance into the Health Sciences program.

Application for General College Admission

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Applications are accepted from qualified applicants each year beginning in September. Intent to Apply forms will close on May 10, 2021.

Step 1 must be completed before submitting the Intent to Apply form. Any course prerequisites must be satisfied before submitting the Intent to Apply form. A confirmation email will be sent indicating that your Intent to Apply form was received.

Intent to Apply

The Health Sciences Advisor will review your transcripts and a second email will be sent indicating requirements have been met for biology and math. A Health Sciences Application Packet will be sent as an attachment in the email, as well. If you have not provided proof of the math and/or biology requirements, an email will be sent requesting you contact the Health Sciences Admissions Advisor to provide missing information: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu. If you have not taken the ACT or PSB exam, complete Step 4 now.

Most Health Science applicants are required to take the ACT or PSB Exam. The score report must be submitted with your application.

ACT/PSB Testing Information

Applications and any additional paperwork required must be submitted no later than January 28, 2021 by 3 p.m. An application, official transcripts, a checklist and an ACT or PSB score are required. If you did not complete BIO 168 and BIO 169 prior to receiving the Health Sciences application and checklist, and you attended another college, you must submit an official transcript showing your grades for these courses. If you are enrolled in BIO 169 at another college for the spring semester, you must submit proof of enrollment.

Accreditation Outcomes

CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) and ARC/STSA (Accreditation Review Council on Education on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) accredited programs are required to meet outcome benchmarks each year.

Outcomes include but are not limited to:

2020 Certified Technology Exam 60%
2019 Certified Technology Exam 91%
2018 Certified Technology Exam 93%
2017 Certified Technology Exam 93%
2016 Certified Technology Exam 100%

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Scholarships
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid
Tyler Jenkins
TYLER JENKINS

“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”

Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship

Gabriel Wooten
GABRIEL WOOTEN

“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship

Kristen Joyner
KRISTEN JOYNER

“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”

Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Atanacio Borja Arreola
ATANACIO BORJA ARREOLA

“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Christina Mendoza
CHRISTINA MENDOZA

“Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition costs. I am the first of my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!”

Faith Lam
FAITH LAM

“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”

Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship

Jaylen Rouse
JAYLEN ROUSE

“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”

Bojangles Tands Scholarship

Hailey Alcock
HAILEY ALCOCK

“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”

West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship

Madison Smith
MADISON SMITH

“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”

James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship

Patrick Carr
PATRICK CARR

“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”

Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship

Brock Alcock
BROCK ALCOCK

“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”

Macy Beaman
MACY BEAMAN

“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”

Kenneth Carrasquillo
KENNETH CARRASQUILLO

“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”

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Who to Contact

For more admissions information:
Donna Phillips Williams
Student Services Office Manager

Admin. (Bldg 3), Room 140F
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 385
Fax: (252) 233-6897
Email: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Ashley Sutton
Surgical Technology Program Chair/Instructor

Health Sciences (Bldg 13), Room 232
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 802
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: amsutton68@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Jimi Spears, RN, ADN, CST
Surgical Technology Program Chair/Instructor

Health Sciences (Bldg 13), Room 232
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 802
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: jespears39@lenoircc.edu

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