The Sterile Processing Technology program is an instructional program that will be housed within the health sciences division of the College. The program curriculum will place an emphasis on basic science, sterile processing, infection control, aseptic technique, sterilization, instrumentation identification, safety, inventory management and distribution, quality assurance, and current healthcare trends impacting sterile processing. This program is designed to prepare students for employment in healthcare facilities such as surgical hospitals and outpatient clinics.
The goal of Bevill State Community College’s Surgical Technology Program is to produce knowledgeable graduates who have developed the essential behaviors of the profession, are prepared to successfully complete the National Certification Exam, and can perform as skilled entry-level surgical technologists. The program will accomplish this through education in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (attitude) learning domains. The program provides the qualified and motivated applicant with learning experiences that are supportive and responsive to individual needs. These experiences are facilitated by qualified faculty and/or preceptors and are designed to help students learn to apply theory to practice.
Certification Pass Rate: 70% (above National average)
Job Placement: 100%
Applicants must possess a GED or high school diploma, and complete all general application requirements and complete the Accuplacer placement exam. Eligible students must meet with program director prior to admission/acceptance to SUR program. Students are admitted on a competitive basis using a ranking system based on their interview with the program director, Accuplacer exam scores, military service and previous experience in a medical related field. All applicants will be notified by mail of admission decisions. Upon entry into the program, the student must provide verification of current health insurance.
-Minimum composite score of 16 on the ACT
-Minimum Writing score of 4 on Accuplacer or ENG 101
-Minimum Math - Elementary Algebra score of 200 on Accuplacer or MTH 116
The minimum number of clinical cases which must be completed is 120. Students are required to complete at least 30 cases in General Surgery. Twenty of these cases must be in the first scrub role. Students are required to complete at least 90 cases in various surgical specialties. At least 60 of these cases must be in the first scrub role and evenly distributed between a minimum of 5 surgical specialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty.
The surgical technology program is required to verify through the surgical case log the student’s progression in first and second scrubbing surgical procedures and the levels of difficulty as the student moves forward toward entry level graduate abilities. Diagnostic endoscopy cases and vaginal delivery cases are not mandatory. However, up to 10 diagnostic cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases can be counted towards the maximum number of second scrub role cases. Observation cases must be documented, but do not count towards the 120 cases.
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This program can lead to licensure or certifcation in the following states (PDF)