Surgical Technology Career Training in Hazelwood, MO

Sep 28, 2018

Only one non-profit school in the Hazelwood, MO, area offers a surgical technology training program, and it's located within 20 miles of downtown. Read an overview of the program and admission requirements for this college to see if it's the right choice for you.

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Hazelwood Surgical Technology Schools

According to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), there are 10 accredited surgical technology schools in Missouri, and only one college offers students a nearby option to the Hazelwood area. Find out about the school's program requirements and get other pertinent info about the institution in the table that follows.

  • Saint Louis Community College (SLCC) offers a surgical technology certificate program at its Forest Park campus, which is located around 18 miles from downtown Hazelwood. Students who complete this program are eligible to take the national certification exam from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to earn the Certified Surgical Technologist credential.

School Stats

Check out this table to get additional information about SLCC to decide if its surgical technology program is the right fit for your goals. There are facts on costs, student enrollment, retention rates and more.

Saint Louis Community College
School Type 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 18,835*
Campus Setting Large city
Tuition (Fall 2017) $3,285 in-district, $4,695 in-state, $6,435 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017) 76%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) Open admissions*
Retention Rate (2017) 61% for full-time students; 38% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2014) 12% (24% transfer-out rate)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis Community College has many academic options to offer aspiring students in areas such as arts, business, engineering, science technology and health services, including the surgical technology program. In addition to finding personal development courses and college-transfer programs, students can also find programs to help them prepare for the careers of their choice.

Surgical Technology Certificate of Proficiency

The surgical technology training at SLCC is a 1-year program that prepares students to work in hospitals as surgical technologists. To meet prerequisite requirements, students must complete anatomy and physiology I, elementary algebra and general microbiology for admission to the program.

The 42-credit-hour curriculum combines classroom studies, lab experiences and clinical education. Course topics include anatomy and physiology II, psychology or sociology, operating room communication and pharmacology. The student participates in a 2-part surgical technology clinical to gain hands-on training and experience working in a surgical area. This, and the 2-part surgical procedures course, helps not only to give the student experience working with patients but also to familiarize the student with surgical equipment and procedures.

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