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Surgical Technology is a dynamic and exciting allied health profession. The surgical technologist is a vital member of the allied health field of professionals who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other personnel delivering surgical patient care.

Columbus State Community College offers a three semester academic/laboratory/clinical Certificate Surgical Technology program concurrent with a five semester, academic/laboratory/ clinical Associate of Applied Science Degree program.

The 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).

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 techniques
  • 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.

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.

Specific Program Admission Information

Listed below are additional requirements for admission to the Surgical Technology program:

Prospective students are required to attend a mandatory information session to learn detailed program requirements and career opportunities. These sessions are held several times each semester and are very helpful in answering student questions. Information session dates are available on our website: http://www.cscc.edu/ academics/departments/surgical-technology/ or by contacting the Surgical Technology department at (614)-287-5215. The yearly deadline for applications to be submitted to the Surgical Technology program is March 1 (for classes beginning the following autumn semester). Applications are available only by attending one of the MANDATORY Information Sessions.

  • The COMPASS Placement Test is not required if you have met one or more of the following:
    1. A students ACT scores met minimum score ranges and are no more than 2 years old.
    2. Minimum ACT score ranges
    3. English 18 or higher
    4. Math 18 or higher (**see MATH note below)
    5. Reading 21 or higher
  • Placement testing into MATH 1050 . A student who has college algebra transfer credit (grade of “C” or better) is not required to take the placement test.
  • Placement testing into ENGL 1100 or completion of ENGL 0190. Student who has college transfer credit for ENGL 1100 is not required to take the placement test.
  • Course completion of the following:
    1. High school graduate or GED equivalency
    2. High school biology (grade of “C” or better) within the past five years or BIO 0100 or BIO 1101 OR BIO 1111 (with a grade of “C” or better).
    3. High school CHEM grade of ‘C’ or better within the last 3 years or CHEM 0100

Grade Point Average of 2.0 or better in courses related to the Sterile Processing Technology plan of study.

The Surgical Technology Program is a rigorous competency-based program of study. For assistance with creating a path to the Surgical Technology program, contact a Health and Human Services advisor at 614-287-2779. They can also be reached at HHSadvising@cscc.edu. The office is located in Union Hall, Room 477.

Upon acceptance into the Surgical Technology program, the following additional items are required to be completed by the student before registration for Autumn Semester will be allowed:

  • MULT 1120 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Completed Health Record on file at the Health Records Office, including drug testing and background check.

Acceptance is conditional on submission and clearance of student background history by the Columbus State Community College Public Safety Department, and drug screening clearance by the Columbus State Community College Health Records Office.

Prospective students can obtain additional information at program information sessions or by contacting The Surgical Technology Office at (614) 287-3655. Interested persons also can visit the Surgical Technology website, www.cscc.edu/SurgTech.

Statement Regarding Infectious Diseases

Students in this program perform clinical work on real people. Columbus State does not discriminate against students, faculty, or patients in any way, or based on color, creed, national origin, gender, disability or sexual preference. The patient populations with whom we work come from all walks of life, thus students may be exposed to many types of communicable diseases. These are not limited to, but may include hepatitis (A, B, C or D), HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis, measles, German measles, and mumps. All students are required to have appropriate immunizations after they are admitted to the program. (Information is given to all admitted students.) Additionally, although all precautions are taken to minimize exposure and risk, there is always a slight possibility that precautions may fail or that a student may accidentally expose him/ herself to an infectious disease. All students entering the program must be aware of this slight, but real, potential risk. All students are encouraged to have personal health insurance in effect by the first day of class.

Surgical Technology Associate Degree

Autumn Semester . .
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
SURG 1861 Surgical Technology I 7
MATH 1104 Mathematical Concepts for Business 3
. or .
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Spring Semester . .
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy 4
HIMT 1121 Adv Medical Terminology 2
SURG 1862 Surgical Technology II 7
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Summer Semester . .
BIO 2301 Human Physiology 4
HIMT 1141 Pharmacology 2
SURG 1863 Surgical Technology III 7
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Autumn Semester . .
SBS XXXX Refer to approved GE-SBS list 3
BIO 2215 Introduction to Microbiology 4
SURG 2864 Surgical Technology IV 7
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Spring Semester . .
HIMT 1133 Legal Aspects of Health Information 2
MULT 1170 Current Issues: HIV 1
MULT 1910 Basic Electrocardiology 3
SURG 2865 Surgical Technology V 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 10
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 64

Approved General Education (GE) List

GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography 3
POLS 1100 American Government 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3

Surgical Technology Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Autumn Semester . .
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
MATH 1104 Mathematical Concepts for Business 3
. or .
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics 3
SURG 1861 Surgical Technology I 7
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Spring Semester . .
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy 4
HIMT 1121 Adv Medical Terminology 2
SURG 1862 Surgical Technology II 7
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Summer Semester . .
BIO 2301 Human Physiology 4
HIMT 1141 Pharmacology 2
SURG 1863 Surgical Technology III 7
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 39
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