Surgical Technology Specialist Certificate (6355)
The Amy Lynette Bailey Surgical Technology program prepares individuals to become certified surgical technologists (CSTs), who work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly and that the procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Certified surgical technologists work in operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, central supply, labor and delivery areas, cardiac catheterization laboratories, private physician offices, and other settings where invasive procedures are performed.
Upon successful programmatic accreditation and successful completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the national board certification examination offered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting(NBSTSA). Upon successful completion of the board examination the surgical technologist may use the title of Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
Surgical Technology Essential Functions.pdf
Certified Surgical Technology Exam Pass Rates
August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014
Graduates of TCC's Surgical Technology
Pass rate percentage for Certified Surgical
*New admission requirement beginning for the Fall 2016 program entry*
Applicants must take the Health Education Systems, Inc., Admission Assessment (HESI A2) test. A minimum score of 75% on each subtest of the HESI A2 is required to be considered for admission. The test scores are translated into points. For example, a score of 81% provides 81 points toward admission. Only scores on the following subtests are considered for admission: reading, vocabulary, grammar, math. The test may be taken two times and the higher score of a total test (not subtest) will be used for admission. Please contact the HCP Division,firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-558-4500, for further information.
Students may earn additional points by achieving certain subtest scores. The score ranges required to earn additional points for a subtest are as follows:
80.0-89.99% = 3 additional points
90.0-100% = 5 additional points
A total of 20 additional points toward admission may be earned in this manner.
The HESI A2 is administered by the TCC Testing Center. Please contact the TCC Testing Center, 850-201-8282, to schedule an appointment to take the test. The fee for this test is currently $39 and is payable to the TCC Cashier located on the 2nd floor of the TCC Student Union.