Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology program are expected to demonstrate a commitment and dedication to the healthcare profession through professional conduct that is consistent with the requirements needed to be successful in the industry. Healthcare is a profession that demands attention to detail and commitment to caring for others who are in need of assistance and who are vulnerable without it. For this reason, students are expected to exemplify this level of professionalism in their school attendance and participation.

Excused Absences

Excused absences are granted at the discretion of the Department Chair and may require proper documentation (e.g., a physician's letter). The Clinical Coordinator may grant excused absences during the Practicum component of the program provided the student submits appropriate documentation. 

Unexcused Absences

Unexcused absences will result in a reduction in the student’s final course grade, which could lead to course failure.

Makeup Work

Makeup days are not available at clinical sites. Since clinical cases are tallied in accordance to eligibility rules for certification, absences may adversely affect a student’s eligibility to take the national certification exam and endanger a student’s ability to successfully complete the course.

*Students are reminded of the mandatory C+ (75 percent) grade requirement for all SUR and SCI courses. In addition, students are reminded of the mandatory C (70 percent) grade requirement for Medical Terminology.