Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Admissions

Students are admitted into the program every Summer semester. See Health Sciences Admission Deadlines.

There are 18 seats available per cohort every Summer Semester.

There is no waitlist for the SURG program.

SURG TECH program applicants need to submit the American Heart Association CPR (BLS) certification card upon acceptance into the SURG TECH program.

Program

Tuition and student fees: slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

Books: Up to $500

Supplies: Lab/clinical notebooks $25, Lab PPE $50, Passport photo $10, Identification $10

Course Fees: $30

Lab Fee SURG 1200, $30 Lab Fee SURG 1500, $180

Clinical Fee SURG 1510, $290 Certification Exam SURG 1600

Other (specify): Complio compliance: package $30, criminal background check $15, drug screen $40, CPR and immunizations variable.

Clinical transportation variable.

The SURG TECH program takes 12 months to complete for SLCC college students and 16 months for high school students. The program requires a total of 42 credit hours which does not include the prerequisite requirements.

No. In order to complete the Surg Tech program students must attend full-time. It takes 12 months for SLCC college students and for high school students 16 months.

There are no night time classes offered.

All SURG TECH courses are taught during the day. See SLCC Class Schedule.

SURG 1010 - Surgical Technology Basics I, 2 cr
Prereq: Admission into program. 

SURG 1015 - Surgical Technology Basics II, 2 cr

SURG 1020 - Surgical Technology Principles and Practices, 4 cr

SURG 1025 - Surgical Technology Pronciples and Practices II, 4 cr

SURG 2010 - Introduction to Surgical Procedures I, 4 cr

SURG 2015 - Introduction to Surgical Procedures II, 4 cr

SURG 2020 - Advanced Surgical Procedures, 4 cr

SURG 2025 - Comprehensive Surgical Procedures, 4 cr

SURG 2030 - Clinical Education I, 6 cr

SURG 2040 - Clinical Education II, 6 cr

SURG 2050 - Surfical Tech Professionsl Preparedness, 2 cr

 



College Sample Schedule (below)

 Summer Semester 1 CR Fall Semester 2 CR
SURG 1010 Surgical Technology Basics I 2 SURG 2010 Introduction to Surgical Procedures I 4
SURG 1015 Surgical Technology Basics II  2 SURG 2015 Introduction to Surgical Procedures II 4
SURG 1020 Surgical Technology Principles and Practices I 2 SURG 2020 Advanced Surgical Procedures

 

4

SURG 1025 Surgical Technology Principles and Practices I 4 SURG 2025 Comprehensive Surgical Procedures

 

4

Total 12 Total 16

 

Spring Semester 3 CR
SURG 2030 Clinical Education I 6
SURG 2040 Clinical Education II 6
SURG 2050 Surgical Technology Professional Preparedness 2
Total 14

 

High School Sample Schedule (below)

Junior Year CR Summer CR
MA 1100 3 BIOL 1610 (LS) 4
Math 1010 (QS) 4 BIOL 1615 0
COMM 1010 (CM) 3 SURG 1010 2
ENGL 1010 (EN) 3 SURG 1015 2
Total N/A Total 8

 

 Fall CR Spring CR   Summer/Fall  CR
BIOL 2320 4 SURG 1030 4 SURG 1050 6
BIOL 2325 0 SURG 1035 4 SURG 1060 6
SURG 1020 4 SURG 1040 4 SURG 1070 2
SURG 1025 4 SURG 1045 4 PSY 1100 3
HS 2050 (HR) 3

 

College:  For first semester, SURG TECH courses are offered 8:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. followed by an open lab. In the second semester, students are placed at clinical sites from Mon 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Tues thru Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Once-a-week, in the late afternoon, a lecture course is offered from 2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

High School:  For the first two (2) semesters, SURG TECH courses are offered 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  In the summer and fall semester, students are placed at clinical sites from Mon 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Tues thru Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Once a week, in the late afternoon, a lecture course is offered from 2:00p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

See Financial Aid for more information on types of aid, eligibility, scholarships/tuition waivers, college tuition and student fees.