The surgical technology program is provided in cooperation with Winchester Medical Center and other area hospitals. The 12-month certificate program is academically rigorous and offers educational components in the classroom and clinical laboratory environment. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Lord Fairfax Community College Surgical Technology Program prepares graduates to work in operating rooms, in hospitals and outpatient surgical centers. Admission to the program is limited and competitive and is based in part on standardized entrance test results. Priority enrollment is given to residents of the LFCC service region. Qualifying graduates of an accredited Surgical Technology Program will sit for the National Certifying Examination.
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Tuition and Funding Options
An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Lord Fairfax Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.
Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.
View all financial aid, payment options, and more HERE.
Surgical Technology Application Packet
- Surgical Technology Application
- Surgical Technology Q and A
- Surgical Technology Fees and Expenses
- Surgical Technology Information Session Dates
ATI TEAS Testing
ATI TEAS testing is OPEN. Testing for the 2019 Application cycle will begin October 2018 and run through April 2019. Registration will open in September 2018.
- Seat Reservation and ATI Registration Instructions
- Reserve a seat for the ATI TEAS Exam
- ATI TEAS Test Dates
The ATI TEAS exam is $58.00.
Lord Fairfax Community College National Certification pass rate:
- 2014-2015: 92%
- 2015-2016: 83%
- 2016-2017: 92%
- 2017-2018: 93%
The program application with all required documentation must be completed and turned in to Carol Williams in Room 134 Science and Health Professions Building.
The surgical technology program is CAAHEP accredited.
This is a general list of courses required for this program. For a complete list of courses and requirements view “Program Information”.
Students must apply for admission to health professions programs (practical nursing, nursing, surgical technology, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy, emergency medical services, advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) emergency medical technician intermediate, paramedic and central services) in addition to applying for admission to the College. Admission requirements and application materials are available through the Health Professions Division. Specific requirements can be found within the catalog pages under the “Program Information” section.
The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.