Keys to Success
Surgical technology students should be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and motivated to protect patient health and safety. You will also need the ability to stand for 8 or more hours at a time to assist with long procedures or multiple surgeries in one day.
The instructors in the Certificate in Surgical Technology program are available for tutoring and skills review several days each week for any help that you need. The Surgical Technology lab is open 5 days a week at various times so you can practice the skills you’re learning. Once you’ve completed the program, South College provides free access to an online study guide for the Surgical Technology certification exam and pays for your first attempt at the exam, which can be taken on campus.
The Certificate in Surgical Technology program offered at the Asheville campus has been awarded Continued Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org),9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727-210-2350), based upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). The next comprehensive evaluation of the program, including a site review, is scheduled to occur no later than 2030.
The application and self-study for the Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program offered at the Knoxville campus to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org, 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727-210-2350) has been submitted and a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. Accreditation must be awarded to the program prior to graduates being able to attempt the required certification examination to practice as a Surgical Technologist.