The Surgical Technology Program trains individuals to prepare the operating room, select and care for instruments, provide technical assistance to the surgeon and nursing team during surgery, and breakdown the room after surgery. The program consists of four months of concentrated theory and lab practice, two months of integrated theory and clinical preparation, and six months of clinical practice.
The Surgical Technology Program prepares the qualified and motivated student with a learning opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment as a Certified Surgical Technologist and become an integral part of the health care team. This will be accomplished by preparing competent entry-level Surgical Technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains; and by meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology.
Professional Accrediting Body:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763
State Agency/Entity Oversight:
Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded:
Upon completion of program, graduates sit for Certified Surgical Technology (CST) exam administered by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBST/SA), 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100, Littleton, Colorado 80120.