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Limited Enrollment Program: Contact the Enrollment
Services Office for Program admission requirements and Program
The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to
assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room
and to function as a member of the surgical team. The Surgical
Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology
and Surgical Assisting.
Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of
patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare
supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions;
prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during
Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the
national Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Certification examination for Surgical Technologists. Employment
opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments,
inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities,
physicians' offices, and central supply processing units.
Associate graduates will also have employment opportunities in
some supervisory level positions in the inpatient/outpatient
centers and central sterile processing units.
The program offers diploma and
associate level degrees for students with no prior surgical
experience. Applicants interested in the diploma (three semesters)
degree (five semesters) options should contact Enrollment
Services to begin the application process.
The surgical technologist is a professional who provides and
participates in the coordination of patient care as a member of the
surgical team by demonstrating knowledge of aseptic technique,
surgical procedures, and instrumentation.
Upon successful completion of the diploma curriculum, graduates
should be able to:
- Participate in surgical procedures
- Practice sterile supply room procedures
- Prepare for surgical procedures
- Use equipment according to established policies and
- Provide for patient safety
- Care for surgical instruments
- Practice aseptic technique