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Surgical Technology Dual with General Management

Dual Associate Degree

Program Overview

If you want a career as a surgical technologist but also have an interest in business management, this dual associate degree from Delta College is for you.

With this program, you have the opportunity to earn a second associate's degree in general management at the same time as your surgical technology associate's degree. It's a great way to get that business background and increase earning potential.

Students should complete the business course requirements for the dual degree before beginning clinical work as an surgical technology student. 


Earning Potential

Consider a dual degree for added skills that could lead to increased earning potential. Job growth is has increased by 3% over the last 2 years and that is expected to continue. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $42,300 a year.


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About Delta's Program

Delta's program is two semesters long, starting in the fall.

It's a cohort program, so students come in as a group and take their classes together from their first semester until their last.

Students have more than 540 clinical hours and have a variety of hospitals and surgical centers to choose from to complete their clinical assignments.

Accreditation

The Delta College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (www.arcstsa.org). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org

Program application process

Getting your degree in the health field is unique compared to other programs. You first take your prerequisite core courses and then you apply for validation.

What's validation?

The Registrar's Office validates your prerequisite courses to confirm you are eligible to begin the clinical portion of your program.

Success Tips

  • Declare the Physical Therapist Assistant program.
  • Meet with your advisor regularly. Stay on track with what you need to do to apply.
  • Apply for validation with the Registrar's Office once you've started your final semester of prerequisite courses.
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Program effectiveness data

We begin with 15 students each Fall. Our program effectiveness rates for the last five years are as follows:

National Certification Pass Rates

Total percent of candidates in the graduation class who took the CST Exam and passed.

2015, 10/10, 100%
2014, 13/14, 93%
2013, 11/11, 100%
2012, 10/14, 71%
2011, 11/14, 79%

Program Completion Rates*

2015, 10/15, 67%
2014, 14/15, 93%
2013, 11/15, 73%
2012, 14/15, 93%
2011, 14/15, 93%

*Note the program completion rates are calculated once the student is admitted to the clinical portion of the program. It does not include time on wait list.

Employment Rates

2015, 8/10, 80%
2014, 13/14, 93%
2013, 10/11, 93%
2012, 14/14, 100%
2011, 12/14, 86%

Why you should choose Delta

Employment rates

Delta College graduates are being recruited by hospitals all over the State of Michigan. Many students over the last several years have received offers of employment prior to graduating from the program. There is a strong need for the services that Surgical Technologists provide and Delta College remains committed to providing these professionals locally, nationally, and globally.

Full accreditation

The faculty and administration are fully committed to the accreditation process. Working with the Accreditation Review Committee on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP), Delta maintains the highest level of accreditation for the Surgical Technology Program.

Great history

Delta's program, started in 1974. We think our vast experience over such a long time period is one reason why our students have such a great pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technology Exam. Delta consistently averages higher pass rates than the national pass rate.

State-of-the-art facilities

The surgical technology classroom and labs are part of a $21 million renovation project that was completed in 2013. These state-of-the-art facilities are a real representation of what students will see in actual operating rooms.

Facts & Figures

Testing materials

88% of students from the last five years passed the CST examination.

Stethescope

90% of Surgical Tech from the last five years are employed.


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