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Surgical Technology Power Point

  1. 1. Are You A Match? Would you enjoy working in health care settings? Would you like working as part of a team to provide surgical care to patients? Do you enjoy learning about how the body is formed and how it works? Would you like learning about procedures to surgically repair or correct physical abnormalities, damages caused by disease and physical trauma or injury?
  2. 2. Program Description The surgical technology program is a year-long (excluding core), full-time, day program offered on the Tifton Campus. Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. They are individuals with specialized education who function as members of the surgical team in the role of scrub person. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. After graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam offered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting and become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) which allows you to practice in any state. Reference for more details on national certification.
  3. 3. Employment Opportunities: Surgical technologists may work in hospital surgical suites, out-patient surgical clinics and surgeons’ offices. Job Placement: 95-100% of MTC’s surgical technology graduates are employed in field. Demand is currently exceeding supply. Salary: The average starting hourly salary in our service area for an entry-level surgical technologist is $12.00 – 13.00/hour. Most surgical technologists will earn more by receiving on-call pay, call-back pay and overtime. Advancements in the Field: Varies depending on place of employment. With additional education and training, some surgical technologists function in the role of surgical first assistant.
  4. 4. Additional Program Requirements Clinicals: Offered fall, spring and summer terms after completion of program pre-requisites. Completed in area hospitals. Pre-clinical requirements: Health screening including physical exam, lab work, TB skin test, and various immunizations Students are also required to submit to a random drug/alcohol screen and criminal background review. These requirements are completed during fall term. Not covered by financial aid. Note: the required tests/screens are valid for one year only. Certification Fees: $190 - $290 Uniforms: $100-$150 - purchase by summer term. Not covered by financial aid. Travel expenses: Students will be required to use personal transportation to clinical sites in addition to the daily travel to and from class.
  5. 5. Timeline How often we register? You can register for core courses any term. The program courses begin every fall term. What is the procedure to register each term? Contact your program advisor through email or in person during new student registration day or pre-registration week. When should core courses be completed? Prior to the beginning of program courses each summer term. How long does it take to complete my core? Minimum of 2 terms to complete all 6 courses (**reference program page to view course descriptions for core courses.) How long does it take to complete the program (minus core)? 1 year (begin fall, graduate summer)
  6. 6. Diploma/Degrees/Certificates Name of diploma/degree/etc Credit hours Offerings (online/day/evening) Surgical Technology Diploma 62 day / online core Central Sterile Technician Technical Certificate 32 day/ online core
  7. 7. General Fees One time application fee of $20 Once a year malpractice insurance fee $11 Transcript requests Late registration fees of $45 Fees, by term, as follows: Tuition is based on $89 per credit hour ($1,335 for 15 hours or more) Registration fee of $50 Activity fee of $24 Technology fee of $105 Insurance of $4 Special Instructional fee of $50 Check with financial aid concerning your financial support eligibility. Check our website for the most recent tuition costs and general fee costs.
  8. 8. Prerequisite Course Fees Each term you are registered as a student completing your core for program admissions, you will be subject to the fees listed on the Total Estimated Program Costs slide. You will also be required to pay for books, equipment, and supply fees that exceed your financial support from any financial aid you receive. Book/supplies prices will vary depending on courses registered and on up-to-date publisher pricing.
  9. 9. Total Estimated Program Costs Books/Supplies/Uniforms/ Term Certifications/ Licenses Fall $750 Spring $650 Summer $290 **the above costs are estimates and do no include the additional general fees listed on the General Fees slide. Check with financial aid concerning your financial support eligibility. These estimated fees are subject to change without prior notice.
  10. 10. Frequently Asked Questions What if I fail a course in the middle of the program? Do I have to start back from the beginning? No. You have to wait one year until the course is offered again and exempt exams may be required depending on where you left off in the curriculum. Will I participate in “real” surgery during my clinical rotations? Yes, you will scrub in for “real” surgery with “real” patients and “real” surgeons. What if I don’t like the sight of blood and guts and/or find some body odors offensive? Surgical technology may not be the career choice for you since participation in surgery will expose you to blood, internal body organs, and unpleasant odors. Do I have to work in a operating room upon graduation? No. You can also seek employment in a out-patient surgical clinic, a surgeon’s office, and even work as a medical company representative or surgical technology educator. If I become certified does my certification cover me state to state? Yes, the certification that is offered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting is a national certification that is accepted in all states.
  11. 11. Disclosure Information technology-diploma-program-disclosure-information
  12. 12. Instructor Sherry King, RN, CST, Program Director, Tifton Campus Campus/office #: Tifton Campus, Office # B106 Office hours: Posted outside instructor’s physical location E-mail: Phone: 229.391.2638 As set forth in its student catalog, Moultrie Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Lisa Newton, Title IX Equity Coordinator and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator - 229.217.4132 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA 73188 Moultrie Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia