Surgical Technology

About

The surgical technology program is a one year program that prepares individuals to work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other surgical personnel before, during and after surgery. Surgical Technologists work extensively with surgical instruments, supplies and equipment to provide a safe surgical experience for each patient. The Surgical Technology program begins every August and lasts for one year (3 semesters).

Employment Opportunities

Certified technologist can work in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, surgeons’ office and in materials management or central processing. They are also qualified for the field of medical products and sales. To view jobs related to this program visit O*Net Online.

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Curriculum

For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Application for Admission to Hinds Community College.
  2. Application for Selection to the Surgical Technology Program.
  3. Validation of high school graduation by official high school transcript or high school equivalency transcript (GED®, HiSET®, TASC™, or Mississippi Competency-Based High School Equivalency). (For currently enrolled high school students, an updated transcript, validating high school graduation, will be required prior to beginning the program.)
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges attended, except Hinds Community College.
  5. ACT composite score of 18 (15 if taken before October 1989)

Selection Process

  1. Effective for Fall 2022 applications will be available March 1 thru July 31 with preference given to applications completed by April 15.
  2. Individuals who have submitted all required admission documents will be considered for program admission based on a rating scale that includes: ACT Composite Score, ACT Math and Reading subscores; SUT Program prerequisite letter grades; highest previous certificate or degree; and military experience. Individuals will receive points upon completion of the following courses with at least a grade of “C”:
    • ENG 1113 – English Composition I or ENG 1114
    • BIO 2511 – Anatomy and Physiology I, Laboratory and BIO 2513 – Anatomy and Physiology I, Lecture
    • BIO 2521 – Anatomy and Physiology II, Laboratory and BIO 2523 – Anatomy and Physiology II, Lecture
  3. Applicants selected into the program must attend a program orientation session.
  4. Applicants not selected for a class may reapply for subsequent classes by submitting a new application for selection to the Surgical Technology Program.
  5. All notifications concerning admissions to the program will be made by email.

Prerequisites for the First Surgical Technology Course

  1. Completion of the following college courses:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (BIO 2513 and BIO 2511)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (BIO 2523 and BIO 2521)
    • English Composition I (ENG 1113)
    • Pre-College Algebra (MAT 1133)
    • Humanities Elective
  2. All required courses must be completed with a “C” or above, and science courses taken prior to admission must have been completed within five years of entering the first Surgical Technology class.

For more information on the program and courses sequencing, please visit our website, www.hindscc.edu.

Program Accreditation

The Hinds Community College Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (www.arcstsa.org).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
P: 727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
19751 E, Mainstreet, Suite 339
Parker, CO 80138
P: 303-694-9262
www.arcstsa.org

Contact

Dottie Binkley
Chairperson
601-376-4828
Jamie Tidwell
Clinical Coordinator
601-376-4840
Program Entry Navigators
601-376-4807
Cooper McCachren
Nursing and Allied Health Center Advisor
601-376-4803
Christie Adair
Nursing and Allied Health Center Advisor
601-376-4813
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