• Doctors performing surgery

Surgical Technologist

This course series prepares students to take the national certification exam to become a certified surgical technologist.

Surgical Technologists play an integral role in the surgical team in both hospitals and surgi-centers. Under the supervision of a surgeon, responsibilities include room preparation, surgical equipment and supply set-up, and patient transport. They also assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gloves/gowns and passing instruments and other sterile supplies during procedures.

Outcomes Assessment Exam results as reported on our recent Annual Report to ARC/STSA and CAAHEP.
Reporting year 2014 results: 100% pass rate

PELL funding is available. Learn more at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Selective Entry- the Surgical Technologist program requires an application process. Please contact Program Support Staff for more information.

Prerequisites
  • Basic Math Skills for the Health Care Worker
  • Medical Terminology for Health Occupations
  • Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Care Worker
  • CPR for the Health Care Worker
  • HIPAA Training

Surgical Technologist Courses

Module I

  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • Introduction to Suture and Surgical Instruments

Module II

  • Surgical Technology II 
  • Technological Sciences for the Surgical Technologist
  • Surgical Pathology and Procedures I 
  • Surgical Anatomy and Pathology I 

Module III

  • Introduction to Hospital Setting*
  • Surgical Pathology and Procedures II
  • Surgical Anatomy and Pathology II
  • Surgical Technology Skills Laboratory 

Module IV

  • Clinical A, B, C, D*
  • Capstone