OLOL College

Surgical Technology

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

The Surgical Technology program will no longer be offered by Our Lady of the Lake College pending the graduation of students now enrolled in the program. Therefore, no new students will be admitted to this program.

Please contact the Office of Advising and Retention to discuss related career options at Our Lady of the Lake College.

History

The Surgical Technology Program began as hospital-based program and was transferred to Our Lady of the Lake College in 1991. Student enrollment has grown from the initial five students to the present capacity of 20 students. An Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology offers the student the opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Surgical Technologist is an integral member of the surgical team whose main duties are preparing the operating room and assisting the surgeon and other members of the surgical team.

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills essential for efficient and safe performance in the role of the surgical technologist. Cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills are taught and evaluated in the classroom, skills laboratory, and surgical suite. The student will practice aspects of surgical technology in a controlled environment to adequately prepare the student prior to entering the operating room. The program will foster personal as well as professional growth by utilizing teaching methods that will encourage critical thinking and independent study.  

Transferability

See Transfer Equivalencies regarding transferability of courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. Further information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office of Admissions. Credit for college level achievement may be awarded through the CLEP and/or ACT examination.

Accreditation

Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Our Lady of the Lake College. The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (7108 South Alton Way, Building C, Englewood, Colorado 80112) (303-694-9262).