Surgical Technology FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. They work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. 

The information below will answer some of the most frequently asked questions and we invite you to contact us:

Kathy Sandmoen
Program Manager Surgical Technology
Hillsborough Community College 
813.397.8640 (C)
813.253.7681 (O)

Admissions Information

Health Science Advisors

Our health science advisors can answer questions about transcripts, course sequences, course equivalencies and course substitutions.

Health Science Admissions

This department polices all aspects of admission into limited access Health Science programs.  They also receive the background checks.

Clinical Liaison Office

This department guides students through the process of drug screens, background check questions, immunizations and vaccinations in order to clear students to start clinical rotations.

Student Success Specialist

Our student success specialist can answer questions and provide guidance. Please be advised that application submission does not guarantee program acceptance.