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Surgical Technology Program

Surgical Technology Program

Overview

Health Science Workshops: Nov 6-27, 2018. Workshops to help students with the requirements and admissions process for all Health Science programs. See locations.

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who work under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Applicants for the program may begin working on the general education courses at any time. The professional courses must be taken in sequence and are offered only at the Oak Ridge Branch Campus except for the clinical courses.

Program Competencies

Salary and Job Outlook

The program will increase the number of surgical technician employees to meet the over 18% increase expected for the 2008-2018 period of time as noted on the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 Job Outlook Data. Surgical technology is considered a high skill-high wage allied health profession and data from the State of Tennessee notes a need for 2970 surgical technologists in the state by 2014. The median annual salary for Tennessee surgical technologists is projected in the range of $40,000.

Work Settings

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who work under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures at a hospital. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Location

Lecture and lab classes for the Surgical Technology program are held at the Oak Ridge Campus. In addition, students are required to complete three (3) Clinical Practicum courses. These courses require students to work in an actual operating rooms in area hospitals, under the direct supervision of hospital preceptors. Students must complete a minimum of 120 surgical cases, spread over 5 specialties, during their clinical rotations. 

Program Cost

Roane State Tuition & Fees
All tuition and fees are subject to change by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

* Program courses that are taken in an online format are subject to a distance education fee. A Specialized Allied Health Science Fee of $25 per credit hour will be applied to all Allied Health Science courses. See Tuition and Fees link above.

Books, Supplies and Additional Program Expenses

Books (Visit www.roanestate.edu/bookstore for book titles and prices)
Supplies (uniforms, clinical and lab supplies)
Liability Insurance
Physical examination and immunizations
CPR certification
Criminal background check/Drug screening

Accreditation

The Smokey Mountain Health Sciences Consortium (a surgical technology program co-sponsored by Walter's State and Roane State Community Colleges) is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Roane State Community College Surgical Technology program is pursuing independent accreditation by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates from an accredited program will be eligible to take the certification examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Commission of Accreditation Commission on Accreditation on Allied Health Education (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
www.caahep.org

Program Outcomes

Professional Organizations

Contact

Tori Findlay
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4985
Program Director of Surgical Technology

Admission Requirements

Health Science Workshops: Nov 6-27, 2018. Workshops to help students with the requirements and admissions process for all Health Science programs. See locations.

Surgical Technology Admission Policies

Applications required for the Surgical Technology Program

RSCC Application - Steps 1 and 2 are required for admission to the College and Allied Health Sciences programs.

Faculty & Staff

Administrative Staff

Patricia Jenkins
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4809
Dean

Tori Findlay
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4985
Program Director of Surgical Technology - Roane State

Stephanie E Austin
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 2471
Program Director of Surgical Technology - Walters State
Smoky Mountain Health Sciences Consortium
Walters State Community College and Roane State Community College

Victoria M Pittman
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4228
Administrative Assistant

Tammy Robinette
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4708
Administrative Assistant

Mariella Akers
Click above for email address
(865) 481-2000 ext .2007
Oak Ridge Allied Health - Oak Ridge Campus Office

 

Health Sciences Admission Advisor
Michael Burtch
(865) 354-3000, ext. 4705
hsnadmissions@roanestate.edu

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