The Fall 2021 program is full. The application for Fall 2022 will be available after January 3, 2022.
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients.
Surgical technologists work under the supervision and delegatory authority of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists are experts in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedure.
Selection for the Surgical Technology program is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is based on submission of the requirements outlined in the Surgical Technology Book.
For more information, contact:
Surgical Technology Program Information Sessions
Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:
Applying to the Surgical Technology Program
The application for the Fall 2022 program will be available after January 3, 2022.
Prior to beginning the application process:
- Read the Surgical Technology Application Booklet.
- Complete and submit the Health Science Application for the Surgical Technology program. ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt).
Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550
The Surgical Technology Program at Indian River State College, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Additional Program Information
This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by health care providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing health care system needs workers who are technically skilled, people oriented and capable of accepting leadership as a member of a team. Learn more.
Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Surgical Technology
Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development. For more information on House Bill 1507, visit https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/1507.To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.
For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.
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