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New Surgical Technology Program at OWCC
A new Surgical Technology program at Okaloosa-Walton Community College will soon open admissions for the Fall 2004 term. An information session, at which the program and application process will be discussed, is scheduled for Thursday, April 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in room 128 of the Learning Resources Center on the Niceville Campus. Applications for admission to the limited access, one-year, vocational certificate program will be accepted April 1 to May 14.
Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel to deliver appropriate patient care before, during and after surgery. As members of the surgical team, they are responsible for preparing the operating room by opening, operating and maintaining sterile and non-sterile equipment, surgical instruments and other supplies required for surgical procedures. They also assist in providing direct patient care within the surgical environment. Surgical technologists must be able to perform under pressure in stressful and emergency situations. They must also possess a stable temperament, be very responsible, caring, patient, detail-oriented, quick, yet accurate, and have a great deal of manual dexterity and physical stamina.
The OWCC program will provide coursework in human biological sciences, communications, surgical technology clinical science, and special functions. The program is a rigorous, full-time program that requires commitment and hard work. All surgical technology courses will require at least a grade of "C" for successful completion and continuation in the program.
When students successfully complete the program, they will receive a certificate in surgical technology. Graduates will be strongly encouraged to take the national certification examination given by the Association of Surgical Technologists to receive the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential.
The statewide average salary for surgical technologists is $12.10 per hour. This may vary according to specialty, geographic location, experience, and certification status. Certified Surgical Technologists usually earn more than non-certified workers. With experience and/or further education, a surgical technologist may advance to surgical assistant, surgical nurse or other fields.
For information, contact the OWCC Health Technology programs office at 729-4928.