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Surgical Technology

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.

Getting Started

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.

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Hurst
772-462-7054
shurst@irsc.edu

Surgical Technology Program Information Sessions

Students interested in the Surgical Technology Program must attend a Surgical Technology information session at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Upcoming information sessions:

Applying to the Surgical Technology Program

The Fall 2019 program is now full.  Applications for the Fall 2020 program will be available after April 1, 2020.

New students must first complete the online Application for Admission.

New and returning students must also follow these directions to complete and submit the Surgical Technology Application prior to the application deadline.

  1. Sign into MyIRSC and enter your Student ID and PIN number.
  2. Go to Registration (blue menu bar) and select Surgical Technology Application.
  3. Place a check mark in the I Agree Statement.
  4. In the Health Science Program box, select Surgical Technology. Application Deadline: this automatically fills in the program deadline date.
  5. Select Submit. Select OK.
  6. Select Pay Fee Now and then Pay Now.
  7. Select Process For Payment.
  8. Select $30 application fee.
  9. Enter credit card details.
  10. Submit payment.

Accreditation

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

HOSA

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 Technology

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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