If you are interested in being a valuable part of surgery teams, working beside surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals, you can train for an exciting career as a Surgery Technologist.
With BTC’s high quality education and hands-on training, you’ll gain the valuable skills needed now by hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, and dental surgery offices.
BTC’s students graduate prepared for top jobs: 100 percent of program graduates passed the National Certification of Surgical Technology Exam in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 90% passed in 2018.
This surgery technology education program is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The CAAHEP may be reached at 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756. Phone 727-210-2350. Http://www.caahep.org/.
The goal of this program is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Adhering to the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technologists, 6th ed., and employer and instructor’s expectations, upon completion of the Surgery Technology program, the student will:
- Demonstrate proficiency in the care of the operative environment preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively.
- Provide safe patient care with strict adherence to sterile technique and asepsis.
- Demonstrate critical thinking relating to prioritization, anticipation, problem analysis and evaluation of solutions.
- Apply the principles of effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication.
- Compile completed Clinical Case Experience Log of surgical procedure assistance in accordance with the Core Curriculum for Surgery Technology, 6th ed.
- Demonstrate knowledge and experience by successful completion of the National Certification Examination for Surgical Technologists.
- Applicants to the Surgery Technology Program must complete the ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam with a score of “proficiency” or higher in each of the four areas (reading, mathematics, science and English language and usage) prior to program application.
The following courses must be completed with a 3.0 (B) grade or better:
- Intro to Surgery Technology (SURG 100 )
- Human A&P 1 (BIOL& 241 ) ** (Must be no older than 5 years at the time you are eligible for placement on the program ready list)
- Human A&P 2 (BIOL& 242 ) ** (Must be no older than 5 years at the time you are eligible for placement on the program ready list)
- Microbiology (BIOL& 260 )
- Intro to Chemistry (CHEM& 121 )
- English Composition I (ENGL& 101 )
- Math in Society (MATH& 107 ) or any MATH& course from the AAS-T alternate course list will be accepted.
The following courses must be completed with a 2.0 (C) grade or better:
- General Biology with Lab (BIOL& 160 )
- Interpersonal Communications (CMST& 210 ) or General Psychology (PSYC& 100 )
- HIV/AIDS: Healthcare Professional (HLTH 133 )
- Fundamentals of Medical Terminology (HT 126 )
After acceptance into the Surgery Technology program but prior to beginning clinical rotations, admitted students must be eighteen (18) years of age and submit proof of the following requirements:
- Criminal History Background Check Notification Form
- Physical exam and specified immunizations
- 11-panel drug screen
- Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
- Medical insurance coverage
NOTE: Students will be charged a fee of approximately $119.00 for the background check, drug screen, and tracking of required health documents.
Degree and Certificate Requirements
Surgery Technology AAS-T Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and minimum grade of B/3.0 for SURG 100 and minimum grade of C+/2.3 for all other Surgery courses and minimum grades as described above for all other required courses.
ProgramsAssociate of Applied Science - Transfer