Surgical Tech: Fall Term
Central Service: Fall/Spring
Applications Due: Rolling Admission until full
For more information, contact:
Professor and Program Director
The Surgical Technologist degree program is ideal for individuals who are meticulous and who desire to be part of a highly skilled team in a growing field. Students are prepared for entry-level positions assisting surgeons in the operating room while practicing the principles of asepsis, the state of being free of living pathogenic microorganisms. Responsibilities include preparation of equipment and supplies before, during and after surgery. Clinical experiences in a variety of surgical centers and hospitals are included.
The certification program prepares graduates to work under supervision while assisting
with surgical procedures in the operating room. The surgical technologist practices the
principles of asepsis, the state of being free of living pathogenic microorganisms.
Responsibilities include preparation of equipment and supplies before, during and
after surgery. Clinical experiences in surgical centers and hospitals are included.
Graduates are eligible to take the National Surgical Technologist Certifying Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
The Central Service Technician program is ideal for individuals who are detail-oriented and have a knack for organization. Central service technicians provide support to all patient care services in health care facilities. They are responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed in patient care, especially during surgery. Students are exposed to all facets of central service functioning and are equipped for entry-level employment in hospitals and clinics. Clinical experiences in area hospital central service departments are included.