Surgical Technology, Associate of Applied Science
The Surgical Technology Program prepares students to function as valuable members of the operating room team. Surgical technologists prepare the operating room by assembling, managing and maintaining equipment used in surgical procedures. This includes maintaining sterile fields and passing surgical instruments to the surgical staff. The program provides didactic, laboratory and clinical education necessary to function in the role. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- Apply the theory and practice of sterile and aseptic technique to create and monitor the surgical environment.
- Use appropriate interpersonal and communication skills to maximize patient safety in the surgical environment.
- Display skills of a culturally competent practitioner.
- Implement critical thinking skills in perioperative procedural management.