Surgical Technology - 50400

1330 clock hours

(Selective Admission)

This 12-month program provides the student with the technical ability, knowledge, and skills required for entry-level employment as a member of the health care team in a hospital operating room or outpatient surgical center. The Surgical Technology program provides the student with a strong foundation in the essentials of health care, anatomy, physiology, medical language, and pharmacology. Specialty didactic, laboratory and clinical courses in surgical technology prepare the student to become an entry-level surgical technologist and take the national certification exam.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

Required program:

STS 0003Introduction to Surgical Technology (N)

144 hours

STS 0008Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist (N)

130 hours

STS 0155CSurgical Techniques and Procedures (N)

144 hours

STS 0040Human Anataomy and Physiology (N)

94 hours

STS 0120Surgical Specialties I (N)

204 hours

STS 0255LSurgical Specialties Clinical I (N)

256 hours

STS 0050Pathophysiology for the Surgical Technologist (N)

52 hours

STS 0121Surgical Specialties II (N)

114 hours

STS 0256LSurgical Specialties Clinical II (N)

192 hours

This program also offers an Accelerated Alternate Delivery (AAD) track for on-the- job trained surgical technologists currently working in the field, and who qualify for admission. The graduate is eligible to sit for the national exam.

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or higher in all courses.