Stephanie Pierce was named the new full-time faculty for the Surgical Technology Program at Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC). She began instruction in Summer Semester 2012, which began on May 21st.
“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Stephanie Pierce to our dedicated and experienced team of faculty at Southwest Georgia Technical College. As the full-time faculty and program director for the Surgical Technology Program, Stephanie will be responsible for instructing students, overseeing clinical rotations and developing/updating curriculum consistent with the most current techniques and protocols in the surgical field. I look forward to seeing her excel as an instructor, inspire her students and continually grow this popular program,” commented Carla Barrow, Dean at SWGTC.
Pierce received both her Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology and a diploma in Surgical Technology from Southwest Georgia Technical College. She is a Certified Surgical Technologist and a registered Radiologic Technologist. Pierce brings six years’ experience in surgical technology to the table and has banked over 1500 clinical hours.
The Surgical Technology Program, part of SWGTC’s School of Health Sciences, is offered as either a degree or diploma program. Students enrolled in this Program are provided learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition in the surgical field. Although most surgical technologists work in hospitals or doctor’s offices, there are a variety of other settings for employment, such as the military, product development, education, etc. SWGTC’s Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accreditation Review Committee on Education for Surgical Technology.
When asked about accepting her new position, Pierce stated, “My principle goal for the Surgical Technology Program is to inspire students while enabling them to learn, and become acclimated to, the surgical environment. I want to ensure that my students receive an education that gives them the power and confidence to think clearly and perform well in the operating room. Lastly, I would like my
graduates to walk away with an appreciation of their profession and skills upon which they can continue to build.”
SWGTC offers more than 80 certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Many of these programs provide training for some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields including Nursing, Automotive Technology, Clinical Laboratory Technology, and Emergency Medical Technology. More information may be obtained by calling 229-225-4096 or by logging onto www.southwestgatech.edu.
Fall Semester 2012 begins August 21st. Don’t wait, enroll today!
Southwest Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.
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