Our Program offers a five semester Associate of Applied Science Degree that consists
of academic, lab and clinical skills. The student surgical technologist will learn
theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge
of human anatomy, surgical procedures and the implementation of surgical instrumentation
and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and
diagnostic procedures. As a part of our program students take the National Certification
Exam via Web based testing on the Columbus State campus. Our pass rate for the National
Certification Exam is 83%.
The Surgical Technology Program at Columbus State Community College is accredited
by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org)
upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology
and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).