Faculty & Staff Details

Lyndsey Engelstad

Title
Faculty
Phone
Campus
Westminster Campus
Office Location
A0109
Department
Westminster Campus Allied Health


Lyndsey is a Certified Surgical Technologist with her Associates in Surgical Technology. She has been a Surgical Tech for 9 years, working at several different hospitals in North Dakota and in Colorado. She has scrubbed a variety of specialties including orthopedic, neurology, trauma, hearts, vascular, general, ENT, gynecology, plastics, bariatrics, urology, and pediatrics. She has been with Front Range since July 2018. She is the Program Director for the Surgical Technology Program. In addition to teaching courses in the STE program, she oversees the Vail STE program. Prior to coming to FRCC, she taught at Everest Career College in Thornton, CO.
Teaching Philosophy
I believe that the student comes first. I am here to help them understand the material being presented to them. Teaching in a Surgical Technology program is very hands on and skill dependent. I feel that in order to succeed skill wise, a student needs to also understand the “why’s” and “how’s” behind what we do. I try to put myself in their shoes and remember what it was like to start with no knowledge of the Operating Room and use these past experiences to help make them feel more comfortable and confident.
Teaching Experience

June 2017-April 2018: Full time STE Instructor, Everest Career College

January 2018-April 2018: Interim Program Chair, Everest Career College

July 2018-Present: Surgical Technology Program Director, Front Range Community College

Education
Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN. AAS, Surgical Technology, 2009
Courses Taught
  • Fundamentals of Surgical Technology
  • Surgical Technology Skills Lab