PCC has a collaborative agreement with Edgecombe Community College (ECC) to offer the Surgical Technology Program. Through this agreement, students may earn general education course credits at PCC for transfer to the Surgical Technology Program at ECC.
The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.
Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.
Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.
Students of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four-week period prior to or after graduation.
The Surgical Technology Program at Edgecombe Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Anatomy and Physiology
Intro to Surgical Technology*
Perioperative Patient Care*
Surgical Procedures I and II*
Surgical Clinical Practice I and II*
Advanced Surgical Clinical Practice*
Advanced Theoretical Concepts*
*Coursework completed at Edgecombe Community College
Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, instruments, and assist surgeons during surgical procedures.
Students will have the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and are constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field.
Students will prepare for the NBSTSA certification exam.
Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology
Degree is issued by Edgecombe Community College