Student Work Policy

All work activities while students are completing clinical rotations will be educational in nature. Students will not be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of a surgical technologist.

Hours worked as a hospital employee cannot be substituted for required clinical experience hours. A student in Berkeley College’s Surgical Technology program may work as a part-time employee only beyond the clinical practicum schedule. These hours must not interfere with the student’s required clinical hours. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the regularly scheduled rotations in order to obtain satisfactory clinical experience and develop surgical skills to an acceptable level for completion of the program.