Parkland College will observe National Surgical Technology Week, Sept. 21–27, with open houses on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon in Room L143.
Come and see what is going on in the surgical technology field. The Parkland program has been recognized as one of the top 20 elite programs in the nation, based on examination scores of the graduates. Students in the program will put on surgical gowns and participate in a mock operating room, practicing basic surgical technology skills. The program director and faculty will be present to answer questions.
Surgical technologists are the only formally trained students that are prepared to work in the operating room upon graduation. Certified surgical technologists are responsible for providing an optimal surgical environment for the patient. They function primarily in a sterile capacity during the surgical procedure, but they also perform many nonsterile duties throughout the day.
A shortage exists for surgical technologists, and employment opportunities are excellent. Surgical technology is also a great pathway into surgical nursing.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Carolyn Ragsdale, program director of Surgical Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org