A Surgical Technologist works as part of a surgical team as an allied health professional. These technologists ensure that the operating procedures are followed and conducted under optimal sterile and non-sterile conditions. The main responsibilities are phases of patient care in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative case management. Surgical Technologists must be able work within the team with little or no supervision and uphold the necessary standards of honesty and moral integrity while displaying a caring attitude with every patient.
Course Content Includes
Anatomy & Physiology
The Principles and Practice Course will require considerable laboratory time. Some student visits to the operating room will begin mid-way through the course as an introduction to the operating room (students do not scrub during this rotation).
Introduction to Microbiology
Introduction to Surgical Technology
Principles & Practices of Surgical Technology
Surgical Procedures I & II
Clinical Rotation in Surgical Technology I & II
Perioperative Techniques I & II
Time To Complete
12 Months (900-Hours)
Classes Are Offered:
Winter Quarter - January 6, 2020
Monday – Thursday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Summer Quarter – July 6, 2020
Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Clinical Hours Vary - Mandatory Two Days
Graduates are eligible to sit for the national
certification (Tech In Surgery - Certified) with the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) upon successful program completion.
This program has benchmark WorkKeys assessment scores which must be obtained prior to admissions into the program. Remediation through Aspire or KeyTrain is available for those who do not initially meet the necessary scores. Click here to learn more.