Additional Surgical Technology Program Requirements

 

 

The Surgical Technology Program is no longer accepting applications for the certificate program.  Applications for the Surgical Technology AAS degree will be available in January, 2015 for  Fall 2015admission. Applications must be postmarked or electronically received by May 1st.

Pre-Admission Requirements
 Background check
• Physical Exam
• TSI Assessment testing and/or Advisor verification of on-level achievement
• Bacterial Meningitis immunization

Admission Criteria
1. Apply to Lone Star College System. (Apply
2. Students must be TSI complete.
3. Complete and submit application packet which includes:
        • Surgical Technologist AAS Degree Application 
        • Advisor Checklist (link)
        • Completed Background Check 
        • Official transcripts from colleges other than LSC
4. The top-ranking applicants will be invited for an interview.
5. All prior biology courses must be completed within 5 years of admission.
6. BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I must be completed prior to SRGT 1541 Surg  Procedures I.
7. Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check (as  required by clinical facilities) that is completed by a college approved agency at the  student’s expense. Clinical facilities may also require completion of satisfactory drug  screening and verification of medical insurance.  Background check, drug screening and  medical insurance expenses are the responsibility of each student.
8. Completion on non-SRGT courses does not guarantee program admission.
9. Applicants must return a completed application packet to LSC-Tomball Health Science  Building, 700 Graham Dr. Suite 111, Tomball, TX 77375. 

Only students who have been accepted into the program by the Director of Surgical Technology are allowed to register for the Surgical Technology classes.

Post-Admission Requirements
• Current Basic Life Support: Healthcare Provider – American Heart Association
• Malpractice/Liability Insurance
• TB Test
• Documentation of Current Immunizations 
        • Hepatitis B
        • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
        • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
        • Varicella
        • Tuberculosis (annually)
        • Influenza (annually)
• Medical Insurance
• Drug Screening as required by clinical facilities

 

Legal Information

Lone Star College System Policy is consistent with Texas law as to requirements and admission of any resident or non-resident student.  For admission and tuition purposes, residency is defined within Texas Education Code §54.052.

In addition, LSCS will notify students prior to, but not as a condition or requirement of admission, that  health care facilities will require students to have a Social Security number or a Visa as a condition of being assigned to a clinical facility. Students who are unable to complete the LSCS health program clinical skills requirement will not be able to complete the program due to a lack of clinical placement. 

Additionally, LSCS will notify students that a Social Security number or a Visa may be required for a background check, and may also be required for taking the licensing examination upon completion of program requirements.