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Program Specific Information

Thank you for your interest in Sinclair Community College's Surgical Technology Program. Sinclair's Surgical Technology Program prepares you for a career in one of the fastest-evolving areas of health care today. Click here to return to the Surgical Technology Program Page.


Prerequisites into Limited Enrollment Courses

To qualify for Limited Enrollment Courses:
  1. Place beyond or completed the following developmental course(s):
    Prerequisite developmental courses for Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
    Area Courses
    Reading DEV 0010 & DEV 0012
    Writing DEV 0030 & DEV 0032
    Math DEV 0020, DEV 0022 & DEV 0024
  2. Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.
  3. Complete the TEAS examination with at a score of ‘proficient’.
  4. Complete the following courses:
    Completion of 13 credits course listing
    Semester Course Semester Course Title Credit Hours
    ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
    BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
    ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
    HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
    MAT 1130 Allied Health Mathematics 3
      Totals 13

Immunization and Vaccination Requirements

Prior to beginning the Surgical Technology Program, the student will be required to complete the following health requirements:

  • Physical examination by a physician
  • Dental examination by a dentist
  • Two (2) step Tuberculosis skin test or QuantiFERON blood titer
  • Hepatitis B immunization x3
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria Adult Vaccine (current within 10 years)
  • MMR vaccine or titer
  • Chicken pox titer or vaccine
  • Influenza - yearly
  • Covid 19 x 2, or approval waiver
  • Background check - to be completed between January and February of 1st semester

Mental and Physical Qualifications

Minimum acceptable mental and physical qualifications of a Surgical Technology student include the following abilities:

  1. Work in a standing position for long periods of time and do frequent walking.
  2. Lift and transfer patients up to six inches (6”) from a stooped position, then push or pull the weight up to three feet (3’).
  3. Lift and transfer patient from a stooped to an upright position to accomplish bed-to-chair and chair-to-bed transfers.
  4. Physically apply up to ten pounds (10#) of pressure to bleeding sites, or in performing CPR.
  5. Respond and react immediately to verbal instructions/requests and to auditory signals from monitoring equipment; perform auditory auscultation without impediment; discriminate directed sounds in a noise cluttered environment.
  6. Physically perform up to a twelve-hour shift clinical laboratory experience.
  7. Perform close and distance visual activities involving objects, persons, and paperwork, as well as discriminate depth and color perception.
  8. Discriminate between sharp/dull and hot/cold when using hands.
  9. Perform fine and gross motor skills with both hands with dexterity, agility and steadiness of movement.
  10. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using appropriate grammar, vocabulary, and work usage.

Students interested in the Surgical Technology Program are responsible for determining their own eligibility in light of these qualifications, for informing the college of any potential problem areas and for identifying to the Surgical Technology Department any particular accommodations they may need.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to register with the Office of Disability Services and may utilize these services to determine appropriate accommodations.

Students with disabilities who enter the program do so with the understanding that they will be expected to meet course requirements with any REASONABLE accommodation that may be provided by the college.

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