The Surgical Technologist functions as a sterile team member whose primary focus is anticipating and assisting the surgeon in every surgical procedure with a goal of enabling patients to return to their best possible state of health. Surgical Technologists's are knowledgeable in aseptic techniques and the use of various surgical instruments, supplies and equipment.
Surgical Technologist's typically perform the following duties:
The Surgical Technology Program is a 14 month full-time commitment of combined clinical and didactic education. Through a selective admission process, classes are admitted each year in January and August. Upon completion of the program, the student will be qualified to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
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The Surgical Technology Certificate program is accredited by:The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
This accreditation allows program graduates to apply for the certification examination administered by the National Board on Surgical Technology/Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
The mission of the Surgical Technology Program is to provide a learning centered environment and comprehensive education to students from diverse backgrounds to attain their educational career and personal goals, to think critically, to demonstrate leadership, and to be productive and responsible citizens in the allied health/medical community.
Employment may be obtained in hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices, sterile processing and surgical sales.
Program Effectiveness Data (2013-2015)
PASS RATE for NATIONAL CST Exam
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