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Program Information

Surgical Technology


The Associate Degree graduate of the Surgical Technology Program is a highly skilled surgical technologist. The surgical technologist functions as an integral part of the surgical team under the direct supervision of a licensed registered professional nurse and in cooperation with the surgeon, anesthesiologist or anesthetist. Duties and responsibilities include preparing the sterile field, equipment and supplies, instrumentation during surgical procedures, as well as being able to operate complex machinery such as sterilizers, electrosurgical units, and diagnostic equipment used in surgery. The surgical technologist will assist medical and nursing personnel in operating rooms, emergency rooms, and obstetrical facilities.

July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented regulations (Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)) which require Southern WV Community and Technical College’s Associate Degree Programs to provide a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification.

Please go to All Allied Health Schools to determine what you need to do.

This information is only for initial licensure by exam requirements for the state listed. Students should contact the Director at Southern WV Community College to investigate licensure educational requirements if they plan to apply for initial licensing in another state other than WV.

Campus Location: The full Surgical Technology Program is available on the Logan campus.

Fall 2024 Allied Health and Nursing Programs Application

Southern accepts new students for the Allied Health and Nursing Programs once each year for the fall semester.  Applications are available October through February prior to the next fall admission cycle.  Please refer to the current application for exact dates.


Application Deadline

March 14, 2024 4:30 pm

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