The Surgical Technology program provides students with the technical ability, knowledge, and skills required for entry-level employment as a member of the healthcare team in hospital or surgical center operating rooms. Students receive training in the essentials of healthcare, surgical instrumentation, anatomy, physiology, medical language and pharmacology. Graduates will be prepared for employment as a Surgical Technologist.
The Surgical Technology program will prepare students for an entry level position as a surgical technologist. Students will develop the skills necessary to meet the needs of the health care community. Students will develop knowledge to integrate the Surgical Technology knowledge base in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains; and demonstrate skills following established criteria, protocols and objectives in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.
- Have a high school diploma, GED. or equivalent
- Pass the entrance examination
- Background Check and Drug Screening where applicable
Surgical Technology Certificate
Method of Delivery
To receive a Certificate in Surgical Technology, students must complete 48.0 credit hours (1440 instructional clock hours). This certificate program can be completed in 12 months (48 weeks) for full-time students or 20 months (80 weeks) for part- time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.
Courses: 48 credit hours
|Credit Hours||Clock Hours||Federal Student Aid|
|STS 1177C: Surgical Techniques and Procedures I||4.0||113||3.01|
|STS 1178C: Surgical Techniques and Procedures II||4.0||113||3.01|
|STS 1179C: Surgical Techniques and Procedures III||4.0||113||3.01|
After the courses listed above are successfully completed, the following courses may be taken in any sequence.
|STS 1131C: Surgical Specialties I with Anatomy & Physiology, Electronic Coding for Systems: Cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic||4.0||117||3.12|
|STS 1132C: Surgical Specialties II with Anatomy & Physiology, Electronic Coding for Systems: Cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic||4.0||117||3.12|
|STS 1133C: Surgical Specialties III with Anatomy & Physiology, Electronic Coding for Systems: Cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic||4.0||117||3.12|
|STS 1134C: Surgical Specialties IV with Anatomy & Physiology, Electronic Coding for Systems: Cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic||4.0||114||3.04|
|STS 1135C: Surgical Specialties V with Anatomy & Physiology, Electronic Coding for Systems: Cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic||4.0||113||3.01|
Once all courses listed above are successfully completed, the following Externship courses are taken in sequence as listed.
|STS 1940: Externship I||4.0||160||4.27|
|STS 1941: Externship II||4.0||160||4.27|
|STS 1942: Externship III||4.0||160||4.27|
|STS 1943: Externship IV||4.0||160||4.27|