Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.

The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique. The technologist combines knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, implementation of instruments, and techniques to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

The ten-month Surgical Technology program awards a certificate upon completion and prepares an individual to be an effective member of the surgical team.

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate has met the educational requirements necessary to be eligible to take the National Certification Examination offered by the Liaison Council on Certification for Surgical Technologists.

Curriculum

CNHS Seminar I

1 credit hour

Anatomy & Physiology I

4 credit hours

Anatomy & Physiology II

4 credit hours

Human Diversity

1 credit hour

Microbiology

3 credit hours

English Composition

3 credit hours

Pharmacology

3 credit hours

Fundamentals I Lecture & Lab

6 credit hours

Fundamentals II Lecture & Lab

6 credit hours

Surgical Technology I Lecture & Lab

6 credit hours

Surgical Technology II Lecture & Lab

6 credit hours

Surgical Technology III Lecture & Lab

6 credit hours

 Total Credit Hours
 49 Credit Hours

Eligibility Requirements

To complete the application process for the Surgical Technology program, an interested person should submit:

  • A completed application with a $100 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript with minimum graduate grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or GED
  • Official transcripts from all college or university courses previously taken with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Record of immunizations including measles, rubella, mumps, pertussis, chicken pox, diphtheria/tetanus, hepatitis B and polio
  • 2 completed reference forms
  • Official ACT report (if out of high school less than 5 years) or COMPASS exam (if out of high school more than 5 years)
  • Completed Technical Abilities and Skills Form
  • Criminal Background Check returned from the state of residence and clearance shown on the Division of Aging Disqualification list (EDL)
  • Applicants are required to satisfactorily complete a physical examination and health history. In addition, an admission drug screening is required and may be followed by random drug screening

These are minimum admission criteria and do not guarantee admission to the program. Students are completely responsible for ensuring that they have met all criteria for admission. No applicant will be considered for admission until all admission criteria have been met and all admission paper work is complete.

An applicant is required to satisfactorily complete a physical examination and health history as well as meet health criteria for clinical practice before beginning College classes. In addition, an admission drug screening is required and may be followed by random drug screening.

Program Effectiveness

 
2014
2015
 Pass Rate  100%  80%
 Retention/Program Completion
 80%  71%
 Employment Rate
 100%  100%

 

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