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Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Working as part of the surgical team under the direct supervision of a surgeon or registered nurse, the surgical technologist anticipates the needs of the surgeon, utilizes surgical equipment, and provides for the needs of the patient and surgical team.

Fast Facts:


  • 2 Semesters in length
  • Classes begin in July
  • Application Deadline: April 15th
  • File Completion: May 1st
    • Beginning Spring 2016

    • 2 Semesters in length
    • Classes begin in January and July
    • Application Deadline: October 15, 2015 for January class; April 15, 2016 for July class
    • File Completion Deadline: November 1, 2015 for January class; May 1, 2016 for July class

    • Completed Application Process
    • ACT score of 18 or above is preferred, score of 17 required.
    • A BHCLR applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED prior to program start date. Please note that these are minimum requirements and applicants are ranked according to academic criteria. Interview with selection committee.
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    How much does the Surgical Technology Program cost?
    The cost of the Baptist Health School of Surgical Technology varies depending on the individual student. Please download the cost plan for estimated costs.

    How many days a week will I be in class?
    As a student in the Baptist Health School of Surgical Technology, you will be in class 5 days per week. Classroom hours are from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. Clinical hours are 6:30 am to 3:00 pm.

    Do you offer night or online classes?
    At this time, the Baptist Health School of Surgical Technology does not offer classes at night or online classes.

    How much do Surgical Technologists make?
    Earnings for Surgical Technologists vary greatly, and have many different factors. Please visit the US Department of Labor website to find out earning information.

    What if I don't make a 17 or above on the ACT?
    The Baptist Health School of Surgical Technology prefers an ACT Score of 18 or above for admission; score of 17 is required. If you do not score a 17 or above, we recommend that you re-test. Generally, students are able to increase their score with each time they take the ACT. We also recommend that you use a study guide or preparatory course that is specifically designed for the ACT.

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