Surgical Technologist

Due to the cancellation of the Fall term cohort, this cohort has been moved to Spring 2021; therefore, we will not be accepting any new Spring applications for this program.  The next application is projected to open in June 2021 for a new Fall 2021 cohort.  The Fall 2021 Surgical Technology application bulletin is expected to be posted in the coming weeks.

Program Details

A new Surgical Technologist program cohort is beginning fall term at LBCC.  The program will begin September 28, 2020, and is  set to conclude June 11, 2021.

The Surgical Technologist program is CAAHEP accredited 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 term.


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competence in the technological aspects of the surgical technician/technologist profession.
  • Provide surgical patient care and comfort with empathy and cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate competence in surgical technologist duties, procedures and cases.