LIMITED ENTRY PROGRAM
This is a limited-entry program. Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement.
The Surgical Technologist functions as a member of the surgical team anticipating the needs of the surgeon, passing instruments and providing sterile items in an efficient manner. This program provides graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to obtain entry level employment in hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, clinics, urgent care facilities, and private surgeon’s offices. Students receive a balanced education in both theory and clinical practice.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Explain skills and techniques in the operating room that support surgical conscience.
Develop a system to prepare, maintain, and protect a sterile field efficiently.
Function as an entry-level surgical technologist in the health care setting.
Demonstrate competencies necessary to prepare for the Surgical Technology National Certification Exam.