The Surgical Technologist program is accredited by theCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and is eligible for federal Financial Aid. It’s comprised of online coursework, in-person labs, and a 360-hour total clinical practicum experience. There are a total of 18 spots available in this program per cohort.
As a part of this program, students will complete a 360-hour and 120-case total clinical practicum in a surgery center located in Oregon. LBCC partners with clinical sites throughout Oregon in order to give students the best experience possible. This work experience is essentially an extended job interview: students are expected to behave professionally and responsibly in the clinical setting. In addition, this experience is an excellent way for students to begin networking in the medical community.
The clinical portion of this program takes place during the final term. Students must complete at least 360 hours of clinical work in order to graduate. In addition, students must maintain a C average or better in all of their classes in order to remain eligible for their clinical practicum.
- Demonstrate competence in the technological aspects of the surgical technologist profession.
- Provide surgical patient care and comfort with empathy and cultural competence.
- Demonstrate competence in surgical technologist duties, procedures and cases.
- Demonstrate effective communication with patients, family members, and colleagues using verbal, written, and information technology tools/devices.