Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists assist in operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses or other surgical staff. They perform a wide variety of tasks, from transporting and positioning patients to laying out necessary instruments, equipment, sterile supplies and solutions.

They also may hand instruments to surgeons, hold retractors, cut sutures, apply dressings, and operate sterilizers, lights, suction machines, diagnostic equipment, and electrosurgical apparatus. The U.S. Department of Labor projects 19 percent job growth from 2010 to 2020.

Southeast Community College offers an associate of applied science degree in surgical technology at its Lincoln Campus. In central Nebraska, SCC makes the program available in cooperation with Central Community College.

General education and academic support courses are provided by Central Community College at its Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings campuses as well as off-campus sites throughout the college’s 25-county service area.

Surgical technology courses are transmitted by Southeast Community College via satellite to the Central Community College campuses in Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings. Clinical courses are provided by SCC at local hospitals. For more information, see the Surgical Technology transfer agreement.

You must achieve a grade of C or better in all general education courses.

The SCC Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for certified surgical technologist status.

If you plan to enroll in the surgical technology program offered jointly by Central Community College and Southeast Community College in central Nebraska, contact: the admissions office at the Columbus, Grand Island or Hastings campus.

If you plan to enroll in the program at SCC’s Lincoln Campus, contact:
Admissions Office
Southeast Community College-Lincoln Campus
(402) 437-2600

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Written by Jim Strayer   
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:46