Also see Surgical Technologist degree program.
This program prepares graduates to work under supervision in the operating room. The surgical technologist practices principles of asepsis while assisting the surgeon with surgical procedures. Responsibilities include preparation of equipment and supplies before, during, and after surgery.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Graduates have the skills for an entry-level position in an operating room assisting the surgeon. Graduates may take the National Surgical Technologist Certifying Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA).
Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 33765
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Universal Precautions training and certification is provided.
See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 47–48
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