Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients.
Surgical technologists work under the supervision and delegatory authority of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-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 are experts in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedure.
Selection for the Surgical Technology program is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is based on submission of the requirements outlined in the Surgical Technology Book.
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Surgical Technology Program Information Sessions
Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:
- 07/15/2020 - ONLINE: Health Science Showcase
- 08/25/2020 - Surgical Technology Information Session
- 09/22/2020 - Surgical Technology Information Session
- 10/27/2020 - Surgical Technology Information Session
Applying to the Surgical Technology Program
The Fall 2020 program is now full. The application for the Fall 2021 program will be available April 1, 2021.
Health Science Application Process
- Complete the IRSC Pre-Admission Questionnaire.
- Create an Account/Sign in to your account (this is NOT your Pioneer Portal Account).
- Submit your payment for the application fee (this will open a new window).
- Go back to your original application window, place a check mark in the box if you have read and understand the information and then click on Submit.
- An email will be sent to the email address you provided when you created the account.
- Use this link to access your application and upload additional application materials required.
To complete an in-progress application, return to the IRSC's Admissions Application site and sign into your account using the Sign In Button at the top right corner of the page with the credentials you created when you submitted your application. Once you’re signed in, select the application type of the application you started under Admissions on the right. You’ll see your in-progress application under Your Applications with a status of Not Submitted. Click on the link to complete it.
To review your application status, return to the IRSC's Admissions Application site and sign into your account using the Sign In Button at the top right corner of the page with the credentials you created when you submitted your application. Once you’re signed in, select the application type of the application you started under Admissions on the right. You’ll see your submitted application under Your Applications – click on it to see actions required.
The Surgical Technology Program at Indian River State College, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Additional Program Information
This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by health care providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing health care system needs workers who are technically skilled, people oriented and capable of accepting leadership as a member of a team. Join now.
Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Surgical TechnologyTo view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.
For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.
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