EMCC Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 20, 2024  
EMCC Catalog 2023-2024

Surgical Technology A.A.S

Location(s): Golden Triangle Campus (Mayhew)


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Surgical Technology is an instructional program that prepares an individual to serve as a member of the surgical team to work with surgeons, anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgery. This program includes the education of all aspects of surgical technology including the role of second assistant and circulator.

An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology will be awarded to the successful graduate of the 17-month program. Qualified graduates will be required to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Practice Exam. Upon receiving program accreditation, graduates will be eligible for the National Board of Surgi-cal Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Exam.

Admission Procedure:

To be considered for the Surgical Technology (SUT) program, applicants must meet the minimum requirements, and submit all admission paperwork by published deadline each year for fall admission. Incomplete admission packets will not be con-sidered for admission. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all required documents are received, correct, and com-plete. ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE ATLEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE.

Please note: Due to the nature of the program, admission is competitive and enrollment is limited. Students are chosen with-out regard to sex, age (must be at least 18 years of age), race, creed, ethnic origin, or marital status.

  1. Go to Apply Now to submit an online application for admission to East Mississippi Community College. Acceptance to East Mississippi Community College does not guarantee acceptance to the SUT program. Letters of pending acceptance to the SUT program will come from the program director.
  2. Submit a completed SUT application to the SUT program. (see back page for address)
  3. Submit an official high school transcript from an accredited high school showing date of graduation and principal’s sig-nature; or submit an official GED transcript or high school equivalency (HISET, TASC & Competency-based High School Equivalency Option), with satisfactory scores.
  4. Submit transcripts from all colleges previously attended. The transcript must go to the registrar’s office. Transcripts can-not be stamped “issued to student”. Transfer credit will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  5. Applicant must have:
    1. A minimum composite score of 16 with sub score of 16 in reading on the ACT.
    2. For any previous college work attempted a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

For admission inquires and assistance, please call 662-243-1467.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(CAAHEP, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (arcstsa.org).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
www.caahep.org
9355 113th St N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350

*All SUT courses must be taken in sequential order as listed below. General Education Core Requirements may be spaced out over the entire length of the program so that students complete some academic and SUT courses each semester or primarily within the last semester.

16 Semester Hours


12 Semester Hours


18 Semester Hours


*Please Note there is not an option for a certificate at this point. Students must complete the 20 hours of the academics courses listed below to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree. *General Education Core Requirements may be spaced out over the entire length of the program so that students complete some academic and SUT courses each semester or primarily within the last semester.

Total: 23 Semester Hours


The Associate of Applied Science degree for Surgical Technology is a 68-hour program. The program consists of a minimum of 23 hours of general academic classes and 45 hours of ST classes. Students must take all SUT classes in sequential order. An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology will be awarded to the successful graduate of the 12-month program.

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