Surgical Technology

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

A career in Surgical Technology is very fast-paced and challenging. You may be able to hold a beating heart in your hand. You may be part of a team in the OR that works on replacing a total hip or knee in the orthopedic rotation at your site. You will certainly hand many different instruments to the surgeon in the correct fashion and at the correct time. You will be the keeper of the sterile field. This is a very rewarding career in the Health Science Field. It is not nursing; you do a very specific technical job and work under the RN and Surgeon.

The Surgical Technology program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Surgical Technology while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Surgical Technology program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (68 credit hours = 5 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

Courses you will take      Print official copy

Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Surgical Technology programs are offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Contact:
Jeanne Rieger, Chair
(317) 921-4404
jrieger@ivytech.edu

Surgical Program Information Packet


Students are required to attend a mandatory Surgical Technology Information Session within the calendar year they wish to apply for a clinical spot.  No reservations are required. Sessions are held in room 300 in the Fairbanks Building at the Lawrence campus, 9301 E. 59th Street (just north of 56th Street and Post Road).   Park in the south parking lot and use the south building entrance. 

Surgical Technology faculty will present information about:

The Surgical Technology Program

Admission Process & Criteria

Required prerequisites

Student Advising

Sessions will last for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.

Day Date Time
Monday September 15, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 15, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Monday November 10, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Monday December 8, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Columbus (Columbus)
  • The Surgical Technology  program, Evansville Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

    Inquiries may be made at-
    ARC/STSA
    Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
    6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
    Littleton, CO 80120-8031
    (303) 694-9261
    Fax: (303) 741-3655
    www.arcstsa.org

    Certification of the Surgical Technology students are granted upon successful completion of the Certification Exam by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

    NBSTSA
    6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
    Littleton, CO 80210
    (800) 707-0057
    www.nbstsa.org

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    1361 Park Street
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    Telephone: 727-210-2350
    Fax: 727-210-2354

    Surgical Technology Curriculum
    Essential Functions required for the Surgical Technology Program
    Surgical Technology Costs
    Selection Process Information Sheet

    For more information, please contact Susan Sheets, Program Chair, at (812) 374-5185.

East Central (Muncie)
Application Deadline:

May 1 for classes starting in August

Contact:
Lana Shoults
765-289-2291, ext. 1401
1-800-589-8324, ext. 1401
lshoults@ivytech.edu

Information Packet

Kokomo (Kokomo)
Contact
Jia Hardimon-Eddington, program chair
765-457-0858, ext. 107

Surgical Program Information Packet

Lafayette (Lafayette)
For an overview of the Surgical Technology program and information on how to apply to the program, see the Program Overview and Application Booklet (PDF) and the Information Session (PDF).

Contact
Dorothy McClannen
Program Chair and Professor, Surgical Technology
(765) 269-5720

Clinical Case Requirements for Graduation
Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technology Program, the student will have fulfilled the clinical case requirements as established by the 6th edition of the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology published by the Association of Surgical Technologists. The student must have a total of 30 total surgical cases in general surgery (20 first scrubs & 10 second scrubs). In specialty surgery, a total of 90 total surgical cases (60 first scrubs & 30 second scrubs) is required. Specialties include surgical procedures in orthopedics, otorhinolaryngology, genitourinary, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmic, oral/maxillofacial, plastic & reconstructive, cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular, pediatrics, & neurosurgical. The total amount of procedures cases scrubbed for the duration of the entire Surgical Technology Program must exceed 120 with 80 of the cases being first scrubs & 40 cases being second scrubs.

CAAHEP Accreditation is granted in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA)
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-694-9262
Fax: 303-741-3655
Email: info@arcstsa.org

Northwest (Valparaiso)
Surgical Technology Program Chair

Marsha Eriks BS, CST
Surgical Technology Program Chair
3100 Ivy Tech Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219-476-4702
meriks@ivytech.edu

Surgical Technology Program Information

Health Sciences Information Sessions

Video Information Session Presented by Marsha Eriks

Southwest (Evansville)

The Surgical Technology  program, Evansville Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Inquiries may be made at-
ARC/STSA
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120-8031
(303) 694-9261
Fax: (303) 741-3655
www.arcstsa.org

Certification of the Surgical Technology students are granted upon successful completion of the Certification Exam by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

NBSTSA
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80210
(800) 707-0057
www.nbstsa.org

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Telephone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

Surgical Technology Curriculum
Essential Functions required for the Surgical Technology Program
Surgical Technology Program Summary
Surgical Technology Program Sequence
Surgical Technology Costs
Surgical Technology Application Instructions
Surgical Technology Program Application
Selection Process Information Sheet
PSBHO Readiness Form

For more information, please contact Julia Hinkle, Program Chair, at (812) 429-1490.

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

The Surgical Technology program in Terre Haute is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). Inquiries may be made at:

ARC/STSA Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120-8031
Phone: (303) 694-9261
Fax: (303) 741-3655
www.arcstsa.org


Regional Degree Offerings:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Information and Application Packet


TERRE HAUTE MAIN CAMPUS
8000 South Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN  47802

Sherra Creed, RN, MSN, CNOR, CST 
Program Chair/Instructor
(812) 298-2253
(800) 377-4882, EXT. 2253
screed@ivytech.edu

Elizabeth Blackburn
Administrative Assistant
(812) 298-2239
(800) 377-4882, EXT. 2239
eblackburn5@ivytech.edu

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

Clinical Case Requirements for Graduation
Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technology Program, the student will have fulfilled the clinical case requirements as established by the 6th edition of the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology published by the Association of Surgical Technologists.  The student must have a total of 30 total surgical cases in general surgery (20 first scrubs & 10 second scrubs).  In specialty surgery, a total of 90 total surgical cases (60 first scrubs & 30 second scrubs) is required.  Specialties include surgical procedures in orthopedics, otorhinolaryngology, genitourinary, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmic, oral/maxillofacial, plastic & reconstructive, cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular, pediatrics, & neurosurgical.  The total amount of procedures cases scrubbed for the duration of the entire Surgical Technology Program must exceed 120 with 80 of the cases being first scrubs & 40 cases being second scrubs.

  • IU Health
  • Columbus Regional Hospital
  • Columbus Surgery Center

  • Surgical Technologist