2012-2013 General Catalog 
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2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology Certificate (Major Code 8031C)

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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 surgical 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 of 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 Council of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

To contact the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs, address correspondence to 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Telephone: 727-210-2350. Fax: 727-210-2354. Email: mail@caahep.org if you have general questions about CAAHEP.

The graduate from either the Associate of Applied Science degree or Certificate of Proficiency 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. Completion of the following curriculum awards a Certificate of Proficiency.

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 806-716-4643 for detailed information about the program’s admissions process.

Program director is Shannon Valenzuela, instructor in surgical technology.

Total Semester Hours: 10

Total Semester Hours: 15/19

Total Semester Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 8


*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take HUDV 1100 in the first semester of enrollment.
**If BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are not complete with a grade of 75 upon acceptance into the program, the student will be required to enroll in VNSG 1420 to fulfill the Anatomy and Physiology requirements of the program.

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