The surgical technology AAS program is a 16-month, year-round program that prepares graduates to function as a health care team member under the supervision of a surgeon. Students learn how to prepare the operating room, instruments, equipment and patients for surgical intervention, as well as maintain optimal sterile technique.
Students are admitted to the program each fall through a special petition process.
The program integrates theory, laboratory simulations and hands-on clinical experiences. Graduates are competitive within the job market through completion of the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) prior to graduation.
Graduates secure employment in hospital operating rooms, physician office procedure rooms, freestanding ambulatory units, delivery rooms, sterile processing areas and acute critical care facilities. Many surgical technologists are directly employed by surgeons and may choose to specialize in selected types of surgery. Others become sales representatives of surgical equipment and supplies.
The Surgical Technology Program is fully accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Additional information regarding CAAHEP can be obtained by contacting the organization directly at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33756, telephone 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.
2015 Data: 4 students taking Exam/ 4 students passing Exam/ 0 students failing Exam/ 100% Pass rate.