Surgical Operating Room Technician instructors guide students through classroom theory and laboratory-based training as they pursue a career in the rewarding world of healthcare. The program accepts students two times a year and consists of two semesters of classroom, lab and clinical education for those starting in the Fall Semester and three semesters if beginning in the Spring Semester. Students will spend four days a week in class, labs and/or clinical settings. Clinicals are held at hospitals in Anniston, Birmingham and Gadsden. A student completing the program receives a certificate in Surgical Operating Room Technology.
There is no application to the program, but admission is competitive and limited to the number of faculty and clinical facilities available.
Background checks will be required upon admission into the program.
A new class will be admitted to the Surgical Operating Room Technology Program in the Fall and Spring semesters. Below are the requirements for acceptance:
- Unconditional admission to Gadsden State. Apply for admissions here.
- Register for and take the Accuplacer Placement Exam. Must be eligible for MTH 116 (Math Applications).
- Must be in good standing with the College.
- Must meet the Essential Functions required for Surgical Operating Room Technology students.
- Pass a criminal background check and drug test upon admission to the program
- Submit a completed health questionnaire and immunization records upon request by the program.
- Demonstrate proof of health insurance. Students without proof of health insurance will not be allowed to attend clinicals.
Essential Functions are the fundamental job duties and skills associated with a particular position. All students are required to read the Essential Functions identified for the Surgical Operating Room Technology Program and determine if they are capable of performing these functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Students must be able to: *
- Work in a limited space
- Perform under pressure in a stressful or emergency situation
- Oriented to reality and not mentally impaired by mind-altering substances
- Hear high and low frequency sounds within normal range with or without corrective devices
- Possess the visual acuity to read, write and assess the patient and environment with or without corrective lens
- Position and transfer patients with assistance as needed
- Reach and position overhead equipment as needed during surgical procedures
- Read, comprehend and write legibly in the English language
- Send, receive and respond appropriately to verbal messatges
- Possess manual dexterity and tactile ability
- Smell body and environmental odors
- Correctly perform simple mathmetatical computations
- Possess organization skills
- Lift and transport 25 pounds
* The Americans with Disabilities Act requires colleges and universities to inform students of all performance expectations related to their job and school performance. In accordance with College policy, when requested, reasonable accommodations may be provided for individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be directed to the program director.
In-state tuition fees are $164 per credit hour and consist of $123 per credit hour for tuition, $10 per credit hour ACCS enhancement fee, $9 per credit hour facility renewal fee, $9 per credit hour technology fee, $12 per credit hour special building fee, and a $1 per credit hour ACCS reserve fee.
Brenda Young, instructor