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Surgical Technology

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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 Potential
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.

First Friday - Information Session
Information sessions are held at the Nursing/Allied Health Center on the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m., except holidays. These sessions will provide you with an opportunity to talk with faculty, counselors, and financial aid representatives and to tour school labs.

Possible Degrees

*Beginning Fall 2019, this program will be an AAS degree program only.

Clinical Case Requirements (PDF)

  • Student Work Policy: All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution, in the capacity of a surgical technologist.

Accreditation and Credentialing Information


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

CAAHEP Contact Information:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727.210.2350 (phone)

ARC/STSA Contact Information:
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120

Credentialing Information

Students who successfully complete the Surgical Technology Program are eligible to take the examination for certification from the The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, Co. 80120

Admission Requirements

  • Complete a Hinds CC Application for Admission.
  • Send an official high school transcript or General Education Development Test (GED) score and any college transcripts.
  • Submit an ACT (American College Test) score. This score must be a composite of 18 (taken after October 1, 1989) or 15 (taken before October 1, 1989
  • Submit Selection Application and the above information to the Nursing/Allied Health Center.
  • Surgical Technology Selection Score

Process for Selection:

The preferred deadline date for file completion for fall classes is April 1st.

Individuals who have submitted all required admission documents by the specified deadline will be considered for program admission based on a rating scale that includes: ACT Composite Score with sub-score. Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs and College Algebra (only the first two attempts in required Science and Math Courses will be considered for selection into the program); and previous military service/certificates/degrees.

Applicants not selected for a class may reapply for subsequent classes by submitting a new application for selection to the Surgical Technology Program.

Jobs related to this program:
Surgical technologists (SOC 29-2055)

Program Goals

The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to  develop  the  skills  and  knowledge  necessary  to  gain  employment as  entry-level  surgical  technologists  and  become  contributing  members of the health care team. This will be accomplished by:

  1. Preparing competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

  2. Meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology.

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