Suggested Program of Study
The Surgical Technology program prepares the graduate for employment as an integral part of a surgical team. Surgical Technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical staff in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. Surgical Technologists are employed in acute and ambulatory care facilities.
Upon completion of the basic one-year program the student is granted a Technical Certificate; or a student may wish to pursue an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree. Near completion of the program, students sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam.
Upon graduation from the program and successful completion of the exam, students will be designated as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North Suite 158; Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: (727) 210-2350 Fax: (727) 210-2354- on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, (ARC/STSA); #6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303)694-9262. Fax: (303)741-3655.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE
All applicants must complete a drug screen prior to entry/registration at the applicant's expense. Classes are admitted in August. Class size is limited, and all applicants are not selected for participation. Applicants must have a High School or GED Diploma and meet special admission requirements for the program listed below.
Application Deadline: 2nd Friday in April.
Students may, however, apply for admission through general registration or until available slots are filled. All applicants shall have equal opportunity regardless of race, age, sex, creed, religion, or nationality. Applicants with special needs due to disability must make this fact known prior to admission so that necessary accommodations can be made. Because of the nature of the profession, it may not always be possible to accommodate students with severe disabilities.
- Completion of all general admission procedures of the College;
- Completion of the Nursing and Allied Health Application for Admission form;
- ACT composite score of 19, ACCUPLAC NG Reading score of 250+ or completion of a course in developmental reading with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of 15 semester hours of general education and Health Related Science requirements with a cumulative G.P.A. or 2.5 or higher;
- College transcript documenting successful completion of Pre-Admission courses with a G.P.A. or 2.5 or higher; and
- Completion or test scores validated exemption of all required developmental studies courses in English, math, and reading are required for the Technical Certificate and the AAS degree.
The student is responsible for submitting at the time of application documentation of all the above admission requirements to:
Southeast Arkansas College
Nursing & Allied Health Division
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603
Any applicant who does not have a completed application packet in the Nursing & Allied Health Technologies Division at Southeast Arkansas College by 4:30 p.m. on the application deadline date may not be considered for admission.