The Diploma in Applied Science major in Surgical Technology program prepares graduates for entry-level careers. Job options include in hospitals, clinics, or doctor's offices. Opportunities are also available to work as veterinary assistants, oral-surgery assistants, or in instrument sales. Students enrolled in this program are subject to criminal background checks and drug screenings. The program combines classroom and clinical rotations. Graduates are prepared to take the certification exam (CST) offered by the The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 and online at www.caahep.org.
Provide proof of high school diploma or GED.
Achieve qualifying scores on the College’s placement tests.
Minimum COMPASS Test Scores: 70/Writing, 81/Reading, 54/Pre-Algebra/Math
Minimum Surgical Technology program GPA of 2.0 in classes taken at York
Technical College that can be applied towards the Surgical Technology program.
Students must submit a completed student health form to include the following:
of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is
must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
• Varicella (Chicken Pox) titer required
of Diphtheria-Tetanus Booster (Last booster must have been received within the
past 10 years.)
Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended (Documentation of declination is
required if student does not have the vaccine.)
of 2 step PPD within 3 months prior to entry of program is required
Provide evidence of current immunizations.
Provide own transportation to clinical sites.
Provide uniforms, shoes, and lab jackets which are necessary for proper
Provide proof of personal health insurance as well as current malpractice
insurance for clinical practice.
• Pay a
non-refundable, nontransferable deposit of $100 upon acceptance into the
meet technical standards for program admission.
Clinical facilities require drug screens and/or background checks before allowing
students to participate in clinical rotation. Students participating in
clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their
rotation. Students accepted to the program must be eligible to attend clinical
at all facilities. Results of background checks and drug screens will be
reviewed with designated personnel at the affiliate clinical sites. To be
accepted for a clinical placement, all findings must be satisfactory to all
participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical rotations will
not be able to successfully complete the course or program.