• Program Overview

    The certified surgical technologist acts as a scrub person during surgery and anticipates the surgeon’s needs. You prepare the surgical instruments and supplies needed for specific procedures and pass the instruments to the surgeon.

    The knowledge, skills and ability you acquire ensure quality patient care during an operation. The program is divided into classroom and clinical components. Significant time is spent in surgical departments at hospitals and outpatient surgical centers.

    Through this training in our state-of-the-art simulated surgical environment you will practice preparing, setting up and maintaining a sterile field, sterilization and disinfection procedures.

    The goal of the Surgical Technology program is to prepare competent, entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

    The minimal case requirement is 120 cases. Case type requirements include general surgery (30 cases) and surgical specialties (90 cases). Students will gain clinical expertise in both the first and second scrub roles as active participants in procedures. Duties associated with these roles include actual setup of the sterile field, passing instruments and supplies to the surgeon and maintaining sterile technique (first scrub role) while the second scrub role focuses on assisting the surgical team*.

    *Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology 6th edition

    Student Work Policy:  All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his/her clinical rotation will be educational in nature.  Students will not be receiving any monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he/she be substituted for hired staff personnel in the capacity of a surgical technologist.

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  • Next Start Date
    August 10, 2023 (date subject to change)

    Program Length
    1330 Hours

    Career Opportunities
    Certified Surgical Technologist, Surgical Scrub Technician, Central Supply Technician 

    Industry Certifications/State Credentials
    Career Program Certificate

    Information Sheet
    PDF (2 pages)

    Curriculum Framework
    PDF (11 pages)

    Rack Brochure
    PDF (2 pages)

Radial Graph showing completion rate of 100%, Placement rate of 100%, and Licensure rate of 100%
  • Program Structure and Courses

    • This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 3 occupational completion points. This program is comprised of courses which have been assigned course numbers in the SCNS (Statewide Course Numbering System) in accordance with Section 1007.24 (1), F.S. Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3)(b), F.S.

      The following table illustrates the postsecondary program structure:

    Course #


    Course Name




    Basic Healthcare Worker




    Central Supply Technician




    Surgical Technologist 1




    Surgical Technologist 2




    Surgical Technologist 3


Phone: (239) 377-9088


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lacey Dodd

My name is Lacey L. Dodd and I graduated from The Surgical Technology Program at LWTC August 2013 with a focus on General, OB/GYN and Plastic Surgery.

I have over 18 years of medical experience with 10 of those years exclusively in surgery.

Prior to my surgical career, I worked in physicians’ offices and at NCH in clerical and medical assisting positions. I've also done coursework at FSW and have a future goal of completing my Bachelors in Health Science at FGCU. 

I am a 3rd generation Floridian and married with 2 children. I also have a (very fat) Cat named Oreo and a new puppy, named Roxy. My hobbies include reading, long walks, cooking, fishing and spending time with my friends and family.

It has been a pleasure to serve our community for the past 18 years and to again be a part of the LWTC family helping current and prospective students with their career in Surgical Technology.

I look forward to what the future brings!