As a surgical technologist, you'll join highly skilled surgical teams to help facilitate safe surgeries.
You will work side-by-side with surgeons to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
As a Lakeland student, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to perform safe and effective patient care in the surgical environment. As a result, our students excel in this high-demand field and enter the job market with a competitive edge.
The knowledge you gain in the surgical technology program will ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure by constantly being on vigil to maintain the sterile field.
As a graduate of the surgical technology program, you'll become an expert in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique. Your expert skills will be combined with the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation of instruments, tools and technologies to assist the surgeon during those procedures.
Does the following describe you? If so, you may make a great surgical technologist!
Graduates of Lakeland's Surgical Technology program will learn all the critical skills and knowledge needed to effectively assist surgeons in an operating room. You'll become an expert in:
At Lakeland, our graduates will earn their Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology, and be prepared to take the certification exam required to become a certified surgical technologist in Ohio. Where you start depends on where you are on your educational journey.
Here are the different program entry options:
If you haven't already, apply now to Lakeland and begin the process to register for classes. If you have already been admitted to Lakeland as a student and have sent your transcripts to the college, make an appointment with an academic counselor to see how you can get started in the program.
To enter Lakeland's Surgical Technology program, you must be formally accepted by our program director after meeting certain requirements.
View our admission requirements checklist for a list of required actions and pre-requisite classes that must be taken before being considered for entry into the surgical technology program.
Once completed, you may apply to Lakeland's Surgical Technology program to request a spot in the next cohort. Some students may have high school or college credit that may fulfill these requirements. Some students (enrolling under Option 1) may be eligible for conditional acceptance before pre-requisites are completed.
To see if you have prior credits that may be counted, make an appointment with an academic counselor to map out your degree plan.
Contact our program director for more information and to see if you qualify.
Upon graduation, our students are prepared to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). Our certification exam pass rates are high year after year, and our job placement rate for those who become a CST historically have a 100% job placement rate!
For up-to-date information on national salary averages, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Lakeland's Surgical Technology program is a two-year program, where graduates will earn their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology. The program courses consist of 65 credit hours.
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After completing the surgical technology program, motivated students can pursue a bachelor's degree in Allied Health through Lakeland's Holden University Center partners. Explore your options from state colleges and universities right here in Lake County.
I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus
One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts