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Surgical Technology Program at Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Surgical Technology (ST) Program

* The 2017 graduating class for Surgical Technology had 75% of the students pass the licensure exam on their first attempt.

Thank you for your interest in the Surgical Technology program (ST) at Cleveland Community College. Please read this information thoroughly. Admission to the ST program is competitive. We want to make sure you have the best possible chance of being selected by completing all processes and submitting all necessary documents completely, correctly, and by the deadline.  

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. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification Examination for Surgical Technology.

Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

Please contact the Admissions Office at 704-669-4081 or 704-669-6000 to schedule an Allied Health Information session or click the "Book Now" button.

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Admissions Requirements: must be completed prior to the program deadline date:

Students not completing this section by the program deadline date are encouraged to reapply for the next year, by attending an Allied Health Information Session.

**All communication regarding admissions/selection status will be sent via CCC student email. Student email is the official and preferred form of communication at CCC.

Selection Criteria: A Surgical Technology Admissions & Selection Rubric ReadSpeaker Listen will be used to determine acceptance to the ST program. Students meeting the admissions requirements established in Step 1 of the rubric prior to the program deadline are invited sit for the Psychological Services Bureau Examination (Step 2). The top 10 scoring students from Step 3, and 4, will be notified of their provisional acceptance through CCC student email. Students not selected to the program may reapply for the next year by attending another Allied Health Information session.

**CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a fair and equitable manner.  The admissions and selection rubric is only intended to provide students with a checklist assisting in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process. This rubric is for student use only and does not serve as the official record of calculated points. This rubric does not replace the official program requirements as described in the Programs of Study section of the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook.

Post-Provisional Acceptance Requirements (Step 5): The following items will be requested by the Program Director for students provisionally accepted:

  1. Immunization records
  2. Current CPR certification
  3. Criminal Background check
  4. 12-panel drug screen
  5. Medical form
  6. Orientation meeting
  7. Registration
  8. Program fees, and malpractice insurance paid
  9. Uniforms  ordered and deposit paid

Surgical Technology Program Requirements

Surgical Technology Handbook ReadSpeaker Listen

CAAHEP Accreditation

Foothills Surgical Technology Consortium is a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater Florida, 33756 727-210-2350.



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