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Surgical Technology

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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

Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Surgical Technology Program

The application for the Fall 2021 program will be available April 1, 2021.

Health Science Application Process

Google Chrome is the preferred web browser to use when completing your applications.

  • Current/returning students: Log into MyPioneerPortal with your IRSC RiverMail address and your password. Login to confirm that your IRSC admissions (transcripts, residency, New Student orientation and holds) are completed prior to the application deadline date.  
  • New students: complete the IRSC Online Application for Admission.

Click here to begin the Health Science Application

  • On the Admission Application Instructions webpage, click on the blue SIGN IN button.
  • If you have not submitted a health science application for the 2020-2021 school year (July 2020 to present), you will need to select Create Account at the bottom of the Sign In box.
    • You will need to check your email for the address provided to verify the account before signing in.  Please check both the junk/spam and inbox folders for this email.  The email will be from IRSC Workday.
    • Once you have clicked on the link or copied and pasted it in a new web browser, sign in to the Health Science Application Portal. 
  • If you have submitted a health science application for the 2020-2021 school year (July 2020 to present), sign in using the email address provided when you created the account (this will NOT be your RiverMail or Pioneer Portal sign in).
  • On the Admissions Application Instruction webpage, select Health Science Career Training Application (Vocational Certificate).
  • Click on the blue Apply Now.
  • Once you complete all of the questions, select Pay Now in blue to submit the $30 application fee.  
  • A new screen will open to enter you payment information. SAVE YOUR RECEIPT.

If the $30 fee is not paid, the application is null/void.

Go back to the application screen (in a different tab/window) and click the blue NEXT button.  Check the box next to the acknowledgement and click on the blue SUBMIT button.

Send your application documents to Jdiaz1@irsc.edu before the application deadline date. 

IN-PROGRESS APPLICATIONS

To complete an in-progress application, return to the Health Science 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.

APPLICATION REVIEW

To review your application status, return to the Health Science 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.

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. Learn more.

Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Surgical Technology

To 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.

Career Training

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