Surgical Technology

About

The Surgical Technology Program trains individuals to prepare the operating room, select and care for instruments, provide technical assistance to the surgeon and nursing team during surgery, and breakdown the room after the surgery. The program consists of four months of concentrated theory and lab practice, two months of integrated theory and clinical preparation, and six months of clinical practice.
Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM
Program starts each September and February


*Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,858.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,028.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Surgical Technologist1296Diploma

To complete admissions for Surgical Technology program applicants must submit all general admissions requirements, Surgical Technology program specific requirements, and documents for points by the published deadline to be considered. Acceptance is competitive based on a point system.

General Admissions Requirements submitted to:
 Student Services at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919

  • Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is www.fafsa.ed.gov  and our school code is 004025
  • Complete the Application for Enrollment online by selecting Apply Now.
  • Provide an official high school transcript or equivalent (a special education diploma will not qualify.) Transcripts can be sent either by mail, carried in the original sealed envelope, or electronically from the educational institution directly to TCAT Knoxville to the email admissions@tcatknoxville.edu .
    IMPORTANT: If you have foreign transcripts you will need to submit an English translated version of your transcript and an education evaluation both must obtained through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please visit their website at www.naces.org for more information.
  • Take and pass the HESI Exam. Exam is over Math and Reading Comprehension the cost is $34.00. Passing scores are 50 in math and reading score of 70. Applicants are responsible for submitting a copy of their HESI scores with their application because scores are not automatically linked with other application documents on the date of their exam.

Surgical Technology Program Specific Requirements submitted to: Zane Lauderdale at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919 or Zane.Lauderdale@tcatknoxville.edu

  • Student must be 18 years of age by the start of class

  • Provide documentation of MMR and Varicella immunizations.

  • Provide current CPR card certification from American Heart Association in BLS for Healthcare Providers which covers basic life support in infant, child, adult, choking and AED.

  • Provide any documentation for Points System.
Trimester Application Deadline
Fall 2019 (Sept 2019 class) June 6, 2019

Spring 2020 (Feb 2020 class)

October 17, 2019

According to CDC guidelines, you may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and infectious materials while in this program.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Job Duties

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 2,980

Current job openings per year: 300

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
SGT 0001 Worker Characteristic
SGT 1010 Vocational and Prof Relations
SGT 1020 Med and Surgical Terminology
SGT 1030 Anatomy & Physiology
SGT 1040 Microbiology
SGT 1050 Principles Of Asepsis
SGT 1060 Supplies, Equipment, & Inst
SGT 1070 Technological Sciences
SGT 1080 Patient Care
SGT 1090 Pharmacology
Second Trimester: 
SGT 0002 Worker Characteristic
SGT 2010 Basic Surgical Procedures
SGT 2020 Clinical Practicum I
Third Trimester: 
SGT 0003 Worker Characteristic
SGT 3010 Advanced Surgical Procedures
SGT 3020 Clinical Practicum II

Certifications

Certified Surgical Technologist

Instructors

Sarah Garner
865-546-5567
Heather Abdella
865-546-5567
William Siskey

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