Overview of Surgical Technology Program
Surgical Technology is an exciting profession where the work environment is both intense and dynamic. The Surgical Technologist is an integral part of the surgical team. A vital role of the technologist is to maintain aseptic techniques and sterile conditions prior to and during surgery to minimize the risk of infection to the patient. The surgical technologist may also assume some patient care responsibilities.
**NOTE - The 2020-2021 academic year will be the last year for the diploma program** Moving forward ,the Surgical Technology program will be delivered as an Associate Degree option only.
Program Mission and Program Goal Statement
Mission: To provide students with the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills to become employed as surgical technologists and become contributing members of the health care team.
Goal: To provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as surgical technologists and become contributing members of the health care team. This will be accomplished by (1) preparing competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains, and (2) meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current Standards and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program in Surgical Technology.