The Surgical Technology program is designed to train practitioners at the Associate of Applied Science level as Surgical Technologists to meet the needs of local healthcare partners. Students will acquire the skills needed to enter the workforce as entry-level Surgical Technologist serving as a member of the surgical team.
The mission of SOWELA School of Nursing and Allied Health (SoNAH) is to serve and improve the health of individuals entrusted in our care by providing excellence in education and to prepare graduates to pursue higher education to become globally competitive citizens.
The mission of the Surgical Technology program is to provide a learning environment and experiences in both didactic and clinical training that reflects occupational trends and meets the needs of the region. The profession of surgical technology is service oriented and requires trained, disciplined personnel. The high quality, selective admission, affordable training is designed to allow students to acquire competent knowledge of the skills to render them competitive in the area healthcare job market. The curriculum encourages the student to be self-directed in learning both during training and after completion.
Surgical Technologists have an obligation to practice their profession safely and to protect their patients from harm. We will assist surgical technology students to acquire a solid foundation of basic information on which further depth and breadth of knowledge can be added. The program’s goal is to prepare competent, entry level surgical technologist in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
Students should note that some courses have prerequisites, which must be successfully completed before enrolling into upper level courses. All course work must be completed with at least 80% or above for program progression and completion. Courses will only be allowed to be repeated once. If the student is unsuccessful, any co-requisite courses must be repeated concurrently even if a passing grade was awarded during the first attempt. Students who are unsuccessful in a course will have to reapply for the program, will not be given preference above new applicants, and may be responsible for the costs incurred to repeat certain aspects of the required documentation. No late submissions, applications received in the mail, or incomplete applications will be considered. No documents will be returned after the selection process and students are encouraged to make copies for their records. Attendance for the Surgical Technology Program orientation is mandatory to finalize acceptance into the program. The orientation session is Tuesday, May 15th at 10:30 a.m. at the Morgan Smith Instructional Site, Room 137 in Jennings, LA. This session is only for students who have been officially notified of acceptance into the program.
Students who are interested in pursuing the Surgical Technology program should review the links below to be informed of the policies and requirements specific to this program. Admission into the College must be completed prior to submission of the Surgical Technology Application (PDF/opens new window).
- SOWELA General Admission Requirements
- Testing Policy
- Program Mission & Goal Statement, Learning Outcomes, and Performance Duties (PDF/opens new window)
- Clinical Case Requirements and Role Definitions (PDF/opens new window)
The following forms must be complete and submitted by the deadline with all supporting documentation in order to be considered for acceptance into the Surgical Technology program:
CIP Code: 510909
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Program Length: 60 Semester Credit Hours
Ready to Apply?
Complete your SOWELA application online. If you have questions about the program or the application, call (337) 421-6550 to speak with an Enrollment Specialist.
Students must complete the first two (2) semesters of prerequisite courses in the curriculum prior to applying to any Surgical Technology core program courses. Please enroll using the Associate in General Studies-240102 major to complete these courses.
Once you receive an official notification of acceptance into the program, you will be granted access to declare the major of Surgical Technology-510909 and eligibility to enroll in courses for that program. You are responsible for completing the Change of Major request form.