Surgical technologists are an integral part of the team providing care to surgical patients. Surgical technologists work under the direction of a surgeon and facilitate the surgical procedure by preparing and providing the necessary instrumentation and supplies anticipated for the surgery.
Surgical technology students are provided a curriculum that combines a heavy focus on human anatomy and disease, microbiology, surgical procedures, surgical tools and technologies to enable them to graduate with entry-level knowledge and competencies. Students gain experience and have exposure to the latest cutting-edge surgical technologies.
The School of Surgical Technology at Carolinas College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates are administered the National Certification exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
Surgical Technology Diploma Program: The diploma in surgical technology will be awarded upon successful completion of 40 semester credits of prescribed coursework.
Associate Degree Bridge: The AAS degree bridge allows surgical technologists to earn an associate degree in their field by completing an additional 30 credits in general studies courses. For specific courses and more information, click here.
For more information on the Surgical Technology program, visit the Carolinas College information portal.The AAS degree in surgical technology is a 61-semester credit program consisting of applied and general studies courses.