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Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology 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.

Career Outlook

Career Information

Graduates of this program are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board of Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four week period prior to or after graduation.

Salary

Entry Hourly Wage: $14.96 (Information Source: http://nchealthcareers.com)

Entry Hourly Wage: $16.14 (Information Source: NCWorksOnline)

Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to provide quality patient care to a diverse population, a strong sense of ethical behavior, ability to work well with others and effective oral, written and communication skills.

Admission

The Surgical Technology Program adheres to the general admission requirements as set forth by Robeson Community College (See RCC Catalog and Student Handbook) and specific selection requirements. Surgical Technology Program admission applications must be submitted in accordance with the Admission Checklist Date, in order to be considered for admission the next academic year. Applicants completing all requirements for the Surgical Technology Program after the application deadline may resubmit their applications/packet for admission following the subsequent year. Students will be responsible for being in compliance with any changes that occur in the admissions process for the next enrollment cycle. Interested applicants should contact:

The Office of Admissions
Robeson Community College
PO Box 1420
Lumberton, NC 28359
(910) 272-3342 or Admissions

Surgical Technology General Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitive process. Applicants are evaluated based upon the following factors: academic performance, references and academic degrees.
  2. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater in the Surgical Technology general education courses by the published deadline date for submitting complete program checklists to the Admissions Office. Applicants not meeting the cumulative GPA requirements will not be reviewed by the program area for admission. For the Practical Nursing program, the GPA calculation will be based upon grades earned in the following courses: BIO 168, BIO 169, ENG 111, PSY 150.
  3. A point system is followed to evaluate health science program applications. Applicants earn points based upon academic performance, references and academic degrees. Point distribution is outlined on the program checklist.
  4. Complete the Health Science Admission Checklist packet by the specific deadline. Official Surgical Technology Admission Checklists may be obtained in Admissions.
  5. Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the health sciences admission policy.
  6. Provisionally accepted students must submit a criminal background check, drug screening and medical review/screen to include physical examination and immunizations. All fees associated with the criminal background check, drug screen and medical review will be the responsibility of the student.
  7. It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures.
Program Outcomes
  1. Students/graduates will possess the basic cognitive skills needed to function  as an entry level Surgical Technologist.
  2. Students/graduates will possess the basic psychomotor skills needed to function as an entry level Surgical Technologist.
  3. Students/graduates will exhibit behaviors consistent with the attitudes expected of an entry level Surgical Technologist.
  4. Students/graduates will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written, verbal, and nonverbal forms.
  5. Students/graduates will be able to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills for application in the peri-operative environment.
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, DIPLOMA

The Surgical Technology 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.

Find more information about the program curriculum

The Surgical Technology Diploma Degree is a 47 credit hour program. There is a basic core of 33 credit hours. The program also consists of 14  general education credit hours.

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COLEMAN, RAETTA

Surgical Technology Program Director | Building 17, 1702B

Email: rcoleman@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3660

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OXENDINE, FELECIA

Secretary | Building 17, 1701B

Email: foxendine@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3395

FALL ’19 INFORMATION SESSION

    • Wednesday, December  11
      • Building 17, Health Sciences Room, 1744B,  3 p.m.

    SPRING ’20 INFORMATION SESSIONS

    • Tuesday, January 14
    • Tuesday, February 11
    • Tuesday, March 24
    • Tuesday, April 28

    All Information Sessions will be held at 3 pm in building 17, room 1744B

    All program options will be covered during the one Information Session, so there’s no need to attend multiple days.