Surgical Technologist

The Surgical Technologist program is a three term program consisting of 42 credits that prepares students to work in the operating room as an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The program prepares students to sit for the national certification exam required for licensing in the State of Oregon.

The program is structured as a partially online program with scheduled face-to-face skills labs at LBCC's Healthcare Occupations Center (HOC) in Lebanon. A 360 hour practicum work experience and 120 cases are part of the training. The practicum takes place at area hospitals and clinics. Students are responsible for transportation to and from practicum sites.


This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).


Admission Requirements

The Surgical Technologist Bulletin can be found online and contains all required Admissions Requirements.

Prior to admission, applicants are required to:

  • Complete the online information session.
  • Complete WR 095 College Writing Fundamentals or equivalent course with a grade of C or better within the last 5 years (or test into WR 115 on College Placement Test).
  • Complete MTH 098 Foundations for Contemporary Math or equivalent course with a grade of C or better within the last 5 years (or test out of MTH 098 on College Placement Test).
  • Be in good academic and financial standing at LBCC in order to be admitted to this program.

Post-admission and prior to the start of classes, students are required to:

  • Have current immunizations.
  • Complete American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare providers.
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Submit supplemental application materials located in Program Bulletin.

The program is eligible for Financial Aid, but be aware that Financial aid will be used to pay the total amount of the program cost first before the student receives any funds for living expenses.
Students are required to pay a non-refundable out of pocket deposit by program orientation.