Surgical Technology

Spring 2019



Degrees and Certificates

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Program Description

The Surgical Technology program prepares students to function in cooperation with the surgeon and nurses in the operating room performing duties that are vital for the safety and care of surgical patients. Students must have knowledge and skills in surgical aseptic techniques for preparation and use of materials during a surgical procedure. Students also must be able to relate to patients and other people in the field. Using reasonable judgment when working in emergency surgical situations is required.

At the completion of the program, students will be able to accept the responsibility expected of the surgical technologist as a beginning staff employee in the operating room. Prior to graduation, students will sit for the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists for qualification as a certified surgical technologist (CST).

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (  The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Ste. 100 Littleton, CO  80120 Toll Free:  1-800-707-0057 FAX:  303-325-2536.  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; (707) 210-2350

Admission Requirements: Pre-program wait list requirement:
Prior to acceptance on the Surgical Technology program wait list students must complete a satisfactory criminal background check (completed annually). This process is completely on-line and can be done through True-Hire at: Enter your name and email address. Select the "PreSurgical Tech Program" option on the drop down. Enter in your information as directed in the link. Please carefully enter all information especially your drivers' license number and social security number. On the last page you will be asked for the credit card payment information. The background check will cost $39, provided that all information given is correct. If an incorrect drivers' license number or social security number is provided we will reach out to you for the correct number and this will be an additional charge of $25 to run the correct information. 

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge and skills of biological sciences in preparing and implementing operating room procedures.
  2. Identify and apply the concepts of medical ethics in relationship to the patient, physician and health facility.
  3. Recognize and apply the knowledge of legal implications of their actions as it relates to themselves, the physician and the medical facility.
  4. Identify and utilize surgical instruments, equipment, sutures, dressings and medications in the operating room according to minimal established competencies.
  5. Comprehend surgical terminology utilized within the operating room environment.
  6. Apply the concepts of social sciences in relating to patients, and other members of the health team.
  7. Identify professional inter-relatedness & inter-dependency of all segments of the health care delivery system.