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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology, Certificate (583.2)

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Surgical Technologist Outcomes  

This program prepares graduates to work under supervision in the operating room. The surgical technologist practices principles of asepsis while assisting the surgeon with surgical procedures. Responsibilities include preparation of equipment and supplies before, during and after surgery.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Utilize technological skills in basic surgical procedures through the appropriate handling of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment.
  2. Apply safe practices for patients, self and other members of the surgical team.
  3. Identify the principles of aseptic technique and apply them in the surgical setting.
  4. Explain anatomy and physiology as they relate to surgical procedures.
  5. Apply knowledge of interpersonal skills through communication and professional and ethical behavior when interacting with others in the clinical setting.

Graduates have the skills for entry-level positions in an operating room assisting the surgeon. Graduates may take the National Surgical Technologist Certifying Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program.

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ((CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763; 727.210.2350, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Certificate Requirements

Total: 12–13 Credits

Second Semester

Total: 10 Credits

Total: 13 Credits

Total: 12 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 47–48

Restricted Electives

Students may choose three of the five restricted electives:

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