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The ST is a vital member of the surgical team functioning under direct supervision of the surgeon and registered nurse in the operating room. The aging of the large baby-boom generation has increased the need for surgical technologists, because older people usually require more operations. Moreover, as these individuals age, they may be more willing than those in previous generations to seek medical treatment to improve their quality of life.
Surgical Technology Program Timetable →
The duties of the ST include:
Clinical site placement throughout the program will be coordinated by the Program Director/Clinical Coordinator and take place in various hospitals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current hospital sites associated with MassBay Community College offer a range of experience to suit all levels of interest.
List of Surgical Technology Clinical Affiliations/Internship Sites to come.
What Makes Surgical Technology a good career choice?
*Source: the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development as published on www.careerinfonet.org. Actual entry-level earnings will depend on the type of employer among other factors.
Why MassBay’s Surgical Technology Certificate Program?
MassBay Community College’s Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting/ARC/STSA.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)25400 US Highway 19 NSuite 158Clearwater, FL 33763Phone: 727.210.2350Fax: 727.210.2354Web: caahep.org
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110Littleton, CO 80120Phone: 303.694.9262Web: arcstsa.org
The ARC/STSA® is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit accreditation services body providing national recognition for higher education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting, in collaboration with the Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in order to promote quality surgical patient care through quality education. The ARC/STSA® is the only CAAHEP-recognized Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting.
Massachusetts General Law c. 111 §229 introduced new training requirements for surgical technologists hired after July 1, 2013. The statute requires surgical technologists hired after July 1, 2013 to maintain a certified surgical technologist credential or alternative qualification, as defined by the statute. The Association of Surgical Technologists (“AST”) also publishes a Massachusetts Surgical Technologist Law FAQ document which addresses this topic.
MassBay Surgical Technology Program Philosophy Statement, Mission, Goals/Objectives and Learning Outcomes →
Please review the Surgical Technology Program Compliance Standards for Surgical Rotation Case Requirements and the First/Second Scrub Role/Observation. Students must comply with the case standard of 120 cases to be eligible to sit for the national certified surgical technology (“CST”) certification examination.
Upon graduation from the Surgical Technology program, you will be qualified to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination, a national certifying examination conducted by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). A Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is recognized as competent in the field. MassBay’s CST.2 outcomes assessment exam (“OAE”) pass rates be viewed by clicking below.
MassBay CST Pass Rates 2014-2015 →
All new applicants should plan to attend a Surgical Technology program information session at MassBay. Check out our Info Session schedule and sign up today. Please visit MassBay’s Selective Admissions page and download the Surgical Technology program admission application. This will provide additional detail on curriculum pre-requisites, health compliance requirements, application deadline and other important details.
Contact Program Director:Richard M. Clark, CST, MAProgram DirectorOffice 120/J / Framingham Campusrclark@massbay.edu508.270.4256
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