Associate in Applied Science Degree
Prior to admission, students in this curriculum must demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, English, and mathematics, either by obtaining satisfactory scores on the West Virginia Northern placement tests or the ACT, by completing appropriate transitional education course work or by completing the courses at another accredited institution.
NOTE: This program has specific entrance requirements, application, and standards of progress requirements. See the Admissions/Registration and Policies sections for additional information. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to apply to the prograam. All students are required to maintain a "C" or higher in each course to continue in the program. The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the catalog to determine prerequisites and, in addition, should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take courses.
Once accepted into the program, you will need to complete a Physical and a series of titers and vaccinations. Most health insurance companies will pay for these. Med Express also has worked out a plan with our institution to complete these for an estimate of $300-$400. Also you are required to complete a background check and drug screening. The estimated cost for this is $150-$185.
If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for any reason, State or National credentialing boards, licensing board and agencies which require criminal background checks on potential employees and students may deny you employment or placement in certain settings, even if you have completed all academic requirements. If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, please contact the appropriate Health Science Program Director.
Please print and submit the required Health Science Application for Surgical Technology.
First Year – Fall Semester
First Year – Spring Semester
First Year - Summer Term
Second Year - Fall Semester
Second Year - Spring Semester
Total Hours in Program – 60
A minimum grade of a “C” is required in all courses to remain in the program and graduate.
WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Is Accredited through
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Clinical Case Requirement
As required by the ARC/STSA the clinical case requirement is
Standard: 120 cases
These cases are specificaly broken down into specialties and the roles a student takes in each surgery. A copy of this requirement will be given to each student in the program's handbook and clinical syllabi once accepted into the program.
For career information contact:
Association of Surgical Technologists 7108-C South Alton Way
Englewood, CO 81112
For information on becoming a Certified Surgical Technologist contact:
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado 80120
For accreditation information contact :
Clearwater, Florida 33756
6 West Dry Creek Circle Suite 110
Littleton, Colorado 80120