The Surgical Technology program prepares students for employment as entry-level surgical technologists functioning under the supervision of professional registered nurses or licensed physicians. The program - accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education - includes courses in general and technical education. Selected clinical experiences are provided in local hospitals under the supervision of a member of the surgical technology clinical faculty.
To complete the Delaware County Community College Surgical Technology Program Surgical Technology students are required to complete 120 surgical cases. Thirty cases are required to be in General Surgery. Ninety procedures may be in various surgical specialties.
The National Certification Exam outcomes assessment exam (OAE) participation for the class of 2019 was reported as 100%. The OAE pass rate for the National Certification Exam for surgical technology (CST) was 73% for the class of 2019.
If you would like to apply for admission to the Surgical Technology program, you must:
- Attend an information session. To find out about upcoming sessions, see the Admissions Event calendar
- Follow the instructions as outlined in the Surgical Technology Admission Procedures packet
- After attending an information session and completing any surgical technology pre-requisite requirements as listed in the surgical technolgy packet, petition for the program by visiting dccc.edu/apply. *You must have previously completed the general application for admission before you can submit your online petition.