Surgical Technologists are employed in hospitals, surgery centers, and physician's
offices to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. Skyline's program
combines academic and clinical instruction that includes learning to prepare surgical
instruments, passing them to the surgeon, and handling specialized equipment. Graduates
are eligible to take the national certification exam for Certified Surgical Technologist
(CST). The Surgical Technology Program at Skyline College is accredited by the Commission
on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).
Certification Eligibility Requirements: Surgical Technology Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied
Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Skyline's program was accredited due to commendations
of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical
Assisting to CAAHEP. For more information, visit www.arcstsa.org.
Skyline College's Surgical Technology Program is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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Clearwater, FL 33756
Telephone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
ADMISSION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS
Students are admitted into the program only once each year. The program will typically
start in summer session and complete at the end of the following spring semester.
Admission to the Surgical Technology Program is by special application only. Special
application forms are available from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
(STEM) Division Office and the College website. See application for submission dates.
Applicants who have previously applied, and wish to reapply, must submit new application
materials. Selection of students is based on criteria approved by the Skyline College
Administration and con sis tent with State regulations. For further information on
the Surgical Technology Program, please call 738-4221 or 738-4470.
Admission to the Surgical Technology Program requires the following minimum entrance
- High school diploma or GED
- Human Anatomy equivalent to BIOL 250
- Medical Terminology equivalent to HSCI 484
- Microbiology equivalent to BIOL 240
- Completion of 19 units of General Education and graduation requirements (5-11 units)
prior to starting the program
Please note: CAAHEP has mandated that as of August 2021, all persons graduating from an accredited
surgical technologist program must graduate with a minimum of an Associate's Degree.
Communication in the healthcare setting is vital to effective patient and colleague
interaction. The AS Degree requires completion of Composition English (ENGL 100 or
ENGL 105), and a college-level Intermediate Algebra course, or higher. It is advised
to complete these requirements prior to application for the program.
Credit may be given for previous comparable coursework. A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Surgical Technology courses and
Prior to starting classes, students admitted to the program are required to complete
a satisfactory physical examination, immunization documentation verifying freedom
of communicable disease, a social security referenced background check, and drug test.