WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College
This program has been designed to prepare surgical technologists for an advanced education. The program prepares technologists in the skills which are necessary to assist medical and nursing personnel in operating rooms, emergency rooms, and obstetrical arenas. This will give technologist opportunities for employment beyond the operating room walls, such as central supply, delivery rooms, and research labs, as well as in management roles. A stronger academic background will make a significant difference in surgical technologists’ recognition as professionals in their capabilities and opportunities for assuming expanded function and responsibilities.
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 and by completing the courses in the Surgical Technology program.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
NOTE: This program has specific entrance requirements, application, and standards of progress requirements. See the Admissions/Registration and Policies sections for additional information. 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.
Important information: 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.
First Year – Fall Semester
First Year – Spring Semester
Second Year - Fall Semester
Second Year - Spring Semester
Total Hours in Program – 60
*Choose from: BIO 117, PSYC 155, PSYC 208, SOC 125
A minimum grade of a “C” is required in all courses to remain in the program and graduate.
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
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