Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 108 credits
Enrollment Point: Fall or Spring Quarter
The Surgical Technologist program is accredited nationally by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Association of Surgical Technologists and the American College of Surgeons.
In this program, the student is trained to become an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Students will be taught to facilitate safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The student will be trained to possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. A major portion of the course training occurs in a variety of regional healthcare facilities.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Assume the role of a competent, caring Surgical Technologist in a variety of healthcare settings, under the direct supervision of the licensed healthcare provider.
- Demonstrate the principles of aseptic technique and apply safe practices in the healthcare environment.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills; prioritizing, analyzing, anticipating, resolving problems and acting instinctively and decisively in the healthcare environment.
- Demonstrate accountability of practice with adherence to ethical and legal standards of the Surgical Technologist profession.
- Communicate effectively in the perioperative healthcare environment with all members of the healthcare team.