Surgical Technology

Degree Type: 

Certificate
Surgical Technology

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 

42

  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Surgical Technology Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College is a three-semester program that prepares you for an entry-level job as a surgical technologist and member of a surgical team. Surgical technologists provide correct instruments and maintain a sterile environment for surgeons during operating room procedures in hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, clinics and doctors' offices. During the last semester of the program, students can become nationally certified by taking the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Admissions

After applying to PVCC, students must also Apply to the Surgical Technology ProgramCompletion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admissions decisions. The application for Surgical Technology is now open and will close on June 1, 2017 for Fall 2017 admission.

Pre-Admission Advising Sessions for Fall 2017 are below. All sessions will be held in the Keats Science Building in room K130 unless otherwise noted. To sign up, please click on one of the dates below.

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Surgical Technologist
  • Scrub Tech

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
SDV 101 First Year Success
SUR 210 Surgical Procedures / 8 Credit Hours
SUR 254 Professional Issues in Surgical Technology
SUR 260 Surgical Technology Clinical Practicum