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What you'll learn:
Upon completion of the Surgical Technology Certificate, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and practice of basic patient care concepts.
- Demonstrate the application of the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner that provides for optimal patient care in the operating room.
- Demonstrate basic surgical case preparation skills in the sterile processing role (STSP) and transportation/communication role (STTC).
- Demonstrate the ability to perform the role of first scrub (STSR) and second scrub (STSR2) on basic surgical cases.
- Demonstrate responsible behavior as a health care professional.
Upon Completion of the Associate Degree in Surgical Technology, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate all competencies required for the certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and practice of patient care techniques.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of sterile and surgical technique.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and practice in the role of the first scrub (STSR) and second scrub (STSR2).
- Demonstrate knowledge and practice of circulating skills and tasks (STAC).
- Demonstrate knowledge relating to operating room emergency situations.
- Demonstrate advanced organizational skills.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge in one or two surgical specialty areas.
- Demonstrate a professional attitude.
AccreditationThe Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits the Certificate and Associate Degree programs. Graduates are eligible to obtain national certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) upon successful examination administered by the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST).