The Surgical Technology Program operates in the belief that all individuals should be:
- Treated with dignity and respect;
- Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;
- Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;
- Provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.
Surgical technologists are responsible for the preparation of supplies and equipment for surgical procedures, for
assisting surgeons during operative procedures by passing instruments, for ensuring that surgical equipment functions
properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
The program provides instruction which prepares graduates for entry-level surgical technology positions. The courses in
the Surgical Technology Program allow students to acquire the skills and demeanor necessary to function in the surgical
suite and deliver competent care to surgical patients.
The program provides students with the option of receiving either a one-year certificate or a two-year Associate of
Applied Science degree.
For details about courses, requirements, and prerequisites, please visit the Allied Health section of the college catalog.
In addition to the college's general admissions requirements, students must also apply for admission to the Surgical Technology Program.
Please read, print, and complete the Surgical Technology Admission Application. The completed application
can be delivered in person to the Allied Health department, or mailed to:
Surgical Technology Program
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
P. O. Box 310
Port Arthur, Texas 77641-0310
For inquiries or additional information complete our Request Additional Information form, call (409) 984-6356, or visit our offices in the
Allied Health Building.
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