Surgical Technology

The Program

The Surgical Technology program at Las Positas College is a Community Services Offering. The program is a fee-supported, not-for-credit community service set of classes authorized pursuant to Education Code section 78300 and approved pursuant to subdivision (d) of title 5, section 55002, for which state apportionment is not claimed and credit is not awarded (title 5, section 55000).

The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to sit for the NBSTSA examination.

The recommended program entrance courses include:
• Biology 31- Introduction to College Biology
• Anatomy 1 - General Human Anatomy
• English 1A - Critical Reading and Composition
• Mathematics 65 - Elementary Algebra
• Health 51A - Basic Medical Terminology
{or} Health 52 - Basic Medical Terminology For Allied Health

The required program advanced training courses include:

• Basic and Biomedical Sciences for Surgical Technology
• Patient Surgical Care Concepts
• Surgical Specialties
• Clinical Practice for Surgical Technology*

*Student Work Policy - All student activities associated with the Surgical Technology program while completing clinical rotations will be educational and training focused. Students will not receive monetary remuneration in any form during this educational/training experience. Additionally, the student will not be substituted for hired staff within the partnering hospital setting in the capacity of a surgical technologist while enrolled in the Surgical Technology program. Clinical Case Requirements


Surgical Technology

Nan Ho
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety

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