2010-2011 General Catalog 
    
    Sep 29, 2022  
2010-2011 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology Certificate (Major Code 8031C)


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs

Offered at the SPC Reese Center

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.

The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

The surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique, and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. This program is fully accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee-Surgical Technology.

Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs                                                                             
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone:  727-210-2350
Fax:  727-210-2354

Please contact mail@caahep.org if you have general questions about CAAHEP.

The graduate from either the Certificate or A.A.S. Surgical Technology curriculum options is eligible for review by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for the Surgical Technologist to take the National Certification Exam.

Program Admission Requirements

Persons interested in the Surgical Technology program should do the following:

  1. Complete the requirements for admission to South Plains College. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Surgical Technology program.
  2. Applicants to the Surgical Technology Certificate program need to be TSI compliant in Reading.  Applicants to the Surgical Technology Associate Degree program need to be TSI compliant in all areas.
  3. Contact 806-716-4622 for detailed information about the program’s admissions process.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs