Catalog 2024 - 2025

Surgical Services

20890 - 64 Credits

(Selective Admission)

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA). The curriculum includes General Education requirements as well as in-depth instruction in professional behaviors, ethical and legal issues, pharmacology, pathophysiology, and surgical procedures. The clinical education component of the program is conducted at community partner facilities which include acute-care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, specialty surgery centers, and physician offices that serve the four-county area. Program graduates may choose to continue their education at the university level, or further specialize in surgical services with a surgical first assistant certification (CSFA).

Program Goals and Minimum Expectations:  “To prepare entry-level Surgical Technologists who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.”