Anticpated Start Date Meeting Times Instructor Cost Details Fall 2023 M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm$4,699
15 Months (1330 Clock Hours)
Classroom Schedule: Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
Clinical Schedule: Clinical hours vary
(Summer schedule) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm
This program is fully accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
- Physical examination/immunizations
- Criminal background check
- Random drug screenings
Students entering all health programs with a clinical study requirement must submit to a criminal background check and random drug screenings at their own expense.
If problems arise with the results of either the criminal background check or the drug screening, students will not be permitted to attend the clinical portion of the program which then results in program non-completion.
A history of felony convictions or substance abuse may adversely affect your ability to gain employment or take licensing exams in the medical profession. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices.
Tattoos must be covered at all times, in the classroom and clinicals. No facial piercing allowed in the classroom or clinicals.
The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to function as members of the surgical team under the supervision and responsibility of the operating room supervisor. Surgical Technologists assist the surgeon and nurses at the operating table by preparing supplies and equipment for use in surgery.
Program graduates are able to implement methods of sterilization in preparing supplies and instruments, properly set-up the operating room and assist the surgeon as the sterile person on all types of surgical procedures.
The program of study and clinical experience are structured in two phases: a pre-clinical phase (8 months) offers the foundation courses on which the students base their knowledge and practice; the clinical phase (7 months) attained at area hospitals, offers students the practical knowledge skills that can only be obtained through clinical experience. The daily hours for the clinical portion of the training vary from the regular school schedule.
Graduates are qualified to seek employment as a Surgical Technologist and will take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologist in the program prior to graduation.
Salaries for graduates range from $16.07-$23.22 per hour.
Source: Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics
What are the career opportunities in the surgical technologist field?
Graduates work in hospital facilities, eye banks, as private physician scrubs or first assistants, as procurement team members, as sales reps, or take nationwide traveling assignments.
How can I learn more about this career field?
For questions regarding the program, please contact: Rafael.Corsibracetti@hcps.net