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Health Sciences:
Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

The Surgical Technology A.A.S. degree prepares you to be a member of the operating team during surgical procedures.

The Surgical Technology AAS prepares you to be a member of the operating team during surgical procedures. As a member of the allied health professionals, you will be a part of an integral team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings such as medical offices, out-patient clinics, and the operating room. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.  Students receive a combination of classroom study, practice in the campus laboratory, and clinical practice experiences in the surgery department of local hospitals.

How To Get Started

To be eligible for the Surgical Technology Program at Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC), you must first apply to and gain full admission status to the college if you are not currently enrolled. Once you have gained full admission, all transcripts must be turned in to Admissions and Records.

Applications will be reviewed after the application deadline date. Applicants who have met admission criteria will be reviewed and sent forth to the admissions process. The admissions process follows a point system to determine which applicants are admitted into the program. Please see the information packet for more details about the admissions process. Once enrolled in the Surgical Technology Program, all students will be required to make satisfactory progress in both surgical technology classes and any general education courses required in order to continue enrollment.

Program Application   Application due date was March 15.

Information Packet

Program Curriculum Map

Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression

To maintain successful progression, the student must be able to demonstrate:

    • Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment.
    • Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
    • Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
    • Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and to maneuver in small spaces.
    • Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective Surgical Technology care.
    • Auditory abilities sufficient to monitor and assess health needs of patients.
    • Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in Surgical Technology care.
    • Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment.

JNC at Tipton County

    • New Surgical Technology class admitted every Fall
    • Applications will be available January 15.
    • Deadline for all applications is March 15No exceptions.
    • You must be enrolled as a student at Dyersburg State.
    • All transcripts must be turned in to Admissions and Records.
    • All Learning Support Classes must be completed prior to application deadline.
    • Required criteria must be completed by the end of the Fall semester.

If you have any questions after reading the information packet or would like to make an appointment with an advisor, please call 901-475-3182 or email Paige Phipps at phipps@dscc.edu.