Surgical Technology simulation lab

Surgical Technology

 

Program Announcement

The PCC Surgical Technology program has openings for additional students. There are no prerequisites required to apply and general education courses can be taken online throughout the two-year program.

The annual salary for surgical technologists ranges from $49,710 to $73,110. Employment in the field is projected to grow by 7 percent – faster than the average for other occupations. Become part of this fun, challenging and rewarding career!

Please contact Diana Montoya with any questions at 719-549-3279 or Diana.Montoya@pueblocc.edu.

Deliver applications to:

Diana Montoya
Pueblo Community College
Surgical Technology Program
900 West Orman Avenue
Health Science Building, Room #201
Pueblo, CO 81004

Why PCC?

A surgical technologist is a vital member of the operating room team. Through quality classroom and hands-on training, PCC’s experienced instructors will prepare you to immediately assume the wide range of entry-level responsibilities in the profession of Surgical Technology. 

What will I learn?

PCC’s Surgical Technology program will provide you with extensive experience in surgical techniques, patient preparation, preparing the OR, creating and maintaining a sterile field, scrubbing, gowning and gloving, draping, and utilizing surgical case management. You will learn how to apply hemostasis; use sutures, needles and stapling devices; handle specimens; understand surgical pharmacology and anesthesia; prepare controlled medications on the sterile field; apply wound care and dressing applications; and utilize the principles of asepsis.

Additionally, you will be prepared to handle sharps safely; manage surgical instrumentation, supplies and equipment during surgical procedures; perform surgical counts; and carry out the necessary skills needed to process and sterilize instrumentation and supplies properly.

Finally, you will participate in extensive clinical rotations within hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to gain experience working in the operating room with certified surgical technologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, circulating nurses and other qualified OR team members.

After successfully completing the program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam for Surgical Technology given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Upon passing the exam, you can practice as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

 

Accreditation

The PCC 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 Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs | 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 | Clearwater, FL 33763 | 727-210-2350 | www.caahep.org

 

Marijuana Policy

THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

Program Information

Location
Pueblo Campus
Pathway
Health Professions
Awards
AAS
Course Availability
Day, Evening, Weekends
Program Start
Fall
Program Length
4 Semesters

Contact

Nazalee Workman
719-549-3469
Nazalee.Workman@pueblocc.edu