Program: Surgical Technologist
(Level II Certificate)
El Centro only
Degree Plan Code: C2.SGTC.TECH.08
The Surgical Technologist program is 11 months in length and offers the student a learning opportunity to provide patient services in the surgical setting under the supervision of the operating room director. The Surgical Technologist, as a part of the operating team, aids in providing safe and efficient patient care. The technologist prepares the instruments, supplies and equipment for use at the operating room table and assists in the use of these materials during surgical procedures.
The Surgical Technologist program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; Phone: 727-210-2350; Fax: 727-210-2354) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee for Educational Programs in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST/SA, 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120; Phone: 303-694-9262; Fax: 303-741-3655).
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM:
Admission requirements include:
Contact the Assessment Center at El Centro College to schedule the assessment exams. Visit the web site http://www.elcentrocollege.edu/healthcareers/ or call Health Occupations Admissions, 972-860-5001, to receive an information packet.
+Support courses may be completed before, but not after, the semester indicated.
A minimum grade requirement of "C" or better is required in all courses.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.