Program Information: Deadline to apply: Priority deadline is April 20 and Alternate deadline is October 1 @ 3:00 p.m.
Minimum ACT: 16
Note: The Surgical Technology Program is changing to offering an Associate Degree only. We will no longer offer the Technical Certificate. The Associate Degree may be obtained utilizing previous academic coursework along with SUT Plan of Study Curriculum, or program students may take academics along with SUT courses. SUT APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority deadline is April 20th and Alternate deadline is October 1st. It is your responsibility to make sure your file is complete. Complete file includes: PRCC application (on-line), SUT Survey (on-line Application), ACT score of a minimum of 16, *H/S transcript/GED and all college transcripts (if applicable). *H/S Transcript is only needed if you have less than 9 sch of college coursework (passed with C or higher) within the SUT Plan of Study. Applicants that meet the requirements and have a completed file will be ranked for a possible interview. Being invited for an interview does not guarantee you a position in the SUT Program. All SUT courses have to be taken in sequence and consecutively within the time frame of SUT Program (and passed with a C or higher) to complete/graduate from the SUT Program. All Academic courses within the SUT Plan of Study have to be passed with a C or higher and Science courses have to be within the last 5 years. We are currently updating our admissions process and other program information. Applicants that are offered a position will have to meet additional requirements to be accepted in the program. Please contact us if you have any questions and we look forward to assisting you. We will be glad to schedule a virtual advising appointment with you.
Location(s) of Program: Forrest County Center
Brief Description of Program: A comprehensive program of study in which the student receives an in depth practical knowledge and essential clinical education related to the Operating Room.
Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: May be required to work long hours, weekends and holidays. Ability to stand for long periods, work around unusual sights and smells
Instructor Contact Information for the Program:
Possible Careers in this Program: In addition to the hospital OR, Surgical Technologists may be employed in Labor & Delivery, Central Sterile Processing departments, Supply/Purchasing, Outpatient Clinic and Surgery facilities, sales representatives for medical product companies as well other career opportunities that may be available.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the Surgical Technology profession will grow faster than the average of all other occupations through the year 2020, and it is anticipated that the volume of surgery will increase exponentially due to the expanding senior population.
What a student can expect from a career in this field: Surgical Technologists will become integral members of the surgical team and will work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel delivering patient care before, during, and after surgery.
Possible earnings of jobs in these career field:
Mission of Program: The mission of the Surgical Technology Program is to provide students with the general and technical education to function as safe, competent surgical technologists in entry level positions. The program also seeks to foster partnerships with public, private, and government health care facilities and educational institutions in Mississippi. “To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.”
Goals of Program: The educational goal of the SUT Program at PRCC is to prepare the student for satisfactory completion of the program, attainment of national certification, and above average competency on skills as stated in the Association of Surgical Technologist’s Standards of Practice-Description of the Surgical Technologist. This goal is accomplished through the stated objectives.