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About the Surgical Technology Program

Application Deadline

March 15

About the Surgical Technology Program

ANNOUNCING  – The OTC Surgical Technology program has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving at least a 90% pass rate on its Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination during the 2015-16 academic year.

OTC Surgical Technology students achieved a 100% pass rate on the CST exam. As a result, within two weeks of graduation, 100% of OTC surgical technologist graduates accepted positions within their field.

Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) accredits the OTC Surgical Technology program upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Career Opportunities

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

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

In addition, a 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.

Employment Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the employment outlook for Surgical Technologists is expected to increase about as fast as average for all occupations.

Furthermore, the OTC Surgical Technology program will prepare the students to:

  • Prepare sterile fields for surgical procedures
  • Pass instruments to surgeons
  • Assist with patient transport and care
  • Help with operating room turnover

Gainful Employment

In accordance to Federal Regulations, the federal government requires each institution to provide pertinent information regarding Gainful Employment programs.  The information includes general program information, cost, student debt, student completion (graduation) and job placement. Review the Gainful Employment data for your selected program of study.

Email questions to enlowa@otc.edu, or contact the Allied Health office in Lincoln Hall, room 210, on the OTC Springfield Campus, (417) 447-8803, 447-8804 or 447-8954.

– About the Surgical Technology Program

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