The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to be employed in a hospital or surgery center. As a skilled health professional, the surgical technologist is able to circulate with a Registered Nurse and scrub independently for a variety of specialties and procedures.
Students gain a basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, aseptic technique, surgical techniques and procedures, and patient care techniques. These subjects are presented in the classroom, through laboratory experience and in a supervised clinical setting.
Criminal background checks will be completed on each student. Criminal convictions or documented history of abuse may delay or prevent students from participation in clinical education experience. Students unable to participate in clinical education will be unable to complete the Surgical Technology program. Most employers perform criminal history and dependent adult/child abuse background checks.
The DMACC Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, Phone 727-210-2350, Fax 727-210-2354, www.caahep.org.
Accreditation allows students to be eligible to take a certification examination after program completion.
For more information about the Surgical Technology program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/surgicaltech.
Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Attend required Surgical Technology information session. Contact advisor for dates.
- Satisfy DMACC’s assessment requirement.
- Satisfy HOBET V assessment requirement or TEAS V assessment.
- Submit evidence of grade “C” or better in one year of high school biology or equivalent (DMACC Academic Achievement Center Biology I & II or BIO 156 - Human Biology w/lab).
- Submit proof of high school graduation or GED prior to enrollment.
- Submit evidence of grade “C” or better in BIO 186 - Microbiology or BIO 732 - Health Science Microbiology.
- Submit evidence of grade “C” or better in BIO 733 - Health Science Anatomy AND BIO 734 - Health Science Physiology OR BIO 168 - Anatomy & Physiology I AND BIO 173 - Anatomy & Physiology II.
Students start Fall semester.
To earn a Surgical Technology diploma, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed in Semesters 1-3 and have a “C” or better in all Surgical Technology courses and support courses. In order to progress to the next semester, these courses must be successfully completed in the semester identified or in a previous semester.