Surgical Technology Associate Degree
Work in an intense environment as a vital part of a lifesaving surgical team. Surgical technologists assist members of the health care team before, during and after surgical procedures.
In the surgical technology program, you’ll train in a wide variety of surgical specialties. These include:
- General surgery
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Plastic and reconstructive surgeries
- Orthopedic surgery
- Peripheral vascular surgery
You’ll learn alongside certified surgical technologists, each with substantial operating room experience. Our small classroom sizes ensure you receive one-on-one guidance. Upon graduation, you’ll have performed at least 120 surgical procedures in real-life settings. Near the end of the program, you’ll be able to take the certification exam, giving you the ability to work as a certified surgical technologist.
The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as entry-level surgical technologists and become contributing members of the health care team. This will be accomplished by:
- Preparing competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains, and
- Meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology
Our surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. See more accreditation information.
Will I be successful?
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|YEAR||GRADUATION||CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION||JOB PLACEMENT RATE||CONTINUING EDUCATION|
|Initial Enrollment||Graduated||Rate||Number Who Took Exam||Exam Participation Rate||Number Passed||Pass Rate||Graduates||Jobs within 6 months||Rate||Graduates||Continuing Formal Ed.||Rate|
Applicants for the surgical technology associate degree program must meet general admission requirements.
First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree
|BIO 175||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|CMP 150||Digital Foundations Seminar||3|
|ENG 100||English Composition||3|
|MAT 150||Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences||3|
|PSY 100||General Psychology||3|
|BIO 176||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|HSC 100||Medical Terminology||1|
|SUR 100||Perioperative Services||2|
|SUR 101||Perioperative Lab||1|
|SUR 102||Perioperative Pharmacology||2|
|Summer Semester 1||Credits|
|SUR 110||Intraoperative Patient Care||4|
|SUR 111||Intraoperative Lab||1|
|Total Combined Credits||37|
Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree
|HSC 101||Methods of Patient Care||1|
|SUR 200||Surgical Procedures I||3|
|SUR 201||Surgical Services Clinical I||2|
|PHI 210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences||1|
|SUR 210||Surgical Procedures II||3|
|SUR 211||Surgical Services Clinical II||4|
|Summer Semester I||Credits|
|SUR 221||Surgical Services Clinical III||3|
|Total Combined Credits||64|