Surgical Technology

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Program Description

Leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the Surgical Technology program consists of competency-based classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction offered in conjunction with area hospitals. Classroom and laboratory work includes instruction and practice in operating room techniques, infection prevention and control, care of surgical patients, and human anatomy and physiology. Clinical experience includes supervised, hands-on hospital experience in scrubbing for a variety of surgical procedures. Failure to meet requirements in the theory or clinical areas may result in termination from the program.

All students accepted into the Surgical Technology programs must submit to a criminal background check at their own expense. Information from the background check deemed to be detrimental to the care of patients will result in dismissal from the program. Please see the program web page to obtain more information about this policy.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). After completing all program requirements, students are eligible to take the National Certification Exam for Surgical Technologists administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). 

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The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 - 113th St. N., #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
www.caahep.org

Admission to the Surgical Technology program requires a separate application and completion of the following prerequisite courses:

Course Course Title Min Credits
Complete one of the following options prior to program entry
Option 1:5
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Plus
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Option 2:4
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIOL 228Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 228LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1
HLTH 101Medical Terminology3