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Surgical Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Surgical Technology program is designed for students with an interest in working in the surgical setting and caring for patients that are undergoing a surgical procedure. Students will apply manual dexterity and knowledge of surgical technology under the direction of a surgeon and in conjunction with the surgical team. At the completion of the program, graduates may seek employment in a hospital, surgical center, other outpatient settings, or surgical equipment industry and veterinary services. In addition, the CCL includes common core classes with the Hospital Central Services certificate program. Upon completion of the Surgical Technology program, students take the National Surgical Technology Certification Exam (CST). Students also have the option within the program to complete the 480-hour Hospital Central Service Technology practicum to be eligible to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification examination from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Surgical Technology (CER)
Total Credits Required
47.5-74
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Students must be eligible to enroll in MAT120, MAT121 or MAT122.

Students must complete the following general education courses with a 2.0 GPA prior to formal application to the program.

BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) OR
+ BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) AND
+ BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 4-8

Students selecting BIO201 and BIO202 must complete BIO156 or BIO181.
BIO156 Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
One year high school biology with a grade of C or better (0) 0-4

+ BIO205 Microbiology 4

+ ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

+ PHY101 Introduction to Physics 4

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate skills and scrubbing procedures in all specialties in the operating room environment. (HCC/RES109, HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT156, SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275)
  • Apply didactic comprehension by passing the National Certification Exam for Certified Registered Central Service Technician certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management. (BIO156, BIO160, BIO181, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, HCC/RES109, HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT156, SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275, ENG101, ENG107, PHY101)
  • Apply skills of aseptic technique in lab setting. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT107, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT156, SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275)
  • Collaborate to enhance team communication skills. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT107, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT156, SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275, ENG101, ENG107)
  • Engage in community activities for self and professional growth. (HCC130, HCC130AA, HCC130AB, HCC130AC, HCC130AD, HCC130AE, HCC130AF, HCC145, HCC146, SGT156, SGT200, SGT205, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:47.5-67
There are two options available to students to enter the Surgical Technology program after completing the program prerequisite courses. Option I is for students who do NOT have a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM). Option II is for students who have a CRCST certification through IAHCSMM.
 
Option I
 
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) OR
BIO201Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) AND
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)4-8
 
Students selecting BIO201 and BIO202 must complete BIO156 or BIO181.
BIO156Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
One year high school biology with a grade of C or better (0)0-4
 
BIO205Microbiology4
 
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
 
HCC130Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3)
OR
HCC130AAHealth Care Today (0.5) AND
HCC130ABWorkplace Behaviors in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130ACPersonal Wellness and Safety (0.5) AND
HCC130ADCommunication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations (0.5) AND
HCC130AELegal Issues in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AFDecision Making in the Health Care Setting (0.5)
OR
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0)0-3
 
HCC145Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (3) OR
HCC146Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (2) OR
Work experience or equivalent course education as evaluated by the GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0)0-3
 
HCC/RES109CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5
 
HCS/SGT100Fundamentals of Surgical Services5
HCS/SGT102Basic Surgical Instrumentation for Surgical Services2
HCS/SGT107Equipment and Supplies for Surgical Services1
HCS/SGT152Advanced Surgical Instruments for Surgical Services2
 
PHY101Introduction to Physics4
SGT135Instrument Handling I1
SGT155Instrument Handling II1
SGT156Hospital Central Service Practicum For Surgical Technology0.5
SGT165Surgical Procedures I4
SGT180Pharmacology for Surgical Technology I1
SGT200Operating Room Practicum I1
SGT205Operating Room Practicum II2
SGT210Surgical Procedures II4
SGT220Operating Room Practicum III3
SGT225Operating Room Practicum IV3
SGT227Operating Room Practicum V3
SGT260Surgical Procedures III2
SGT275Certification Examinations Preparation2
 
 
Option II
 
Students who have been admitted into Option II will have HCS/SGT100 waived by the Program Director with proof of the CRCST certification.0
 
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) OR
BIO201Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) AND
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)4-8
 
Students selecting BIO201 and BIO202 must complete BIO156 or BIO181.
BIO156Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
One year high school biology with a grade of C or better (0)0-4
 
BIO205Microbiology4
 
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
 
HCC130Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3)
OR
HCC130AAHealth Care Today (0.5) AND
HCC130ABWorkplace Behaviors in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130ACPersonal Wellness and Safety (0.5) AND
HCC130ADCommunication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations (0.5) AND
HCC130AELegal Issues in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AFDecision Making in the Health Care Setting (0.5)
OR
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0)0-3
 
HCC145Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (3) OR
HCC146Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (2) OR
Work experience or equivalent course education as evaluated by the GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0)0-3
 
HCC/RES109CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5
 
HCS/SGT102Basic Surgical Instrumentation for Surgical Services2
HCS/SGT107Equipment and Supplies for Surgical Services1
HCS/SGT152Advanced Surgical Instruments for Surgical Services2
 
PHY101Introduction to Physics4
SGT135Instrument Handling I1
SGT155Instrument Handling II1
SGT156Hospital Central Service Practicum For Surgical Technology0.5
SGT165Surgical Procedures I4
SGT180Pharmacology for Surgical Technology I1
SGT200Operating Room Practicum I1
SGT205Operating Room Practicum II2
SGT210Surgical Procedures II4
SGT220Operating Room Practicum III3
SGT225Operating Room Practicum IV3
SGT227Operating Room Practicum V3
SGT260Surgical Procedures III2
SGT275Certification Examinations Preparation2
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-7
This course is optional and may be taken to meet eligibility for the exam for Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).
 
HCS154Hospital Central Service Practicum7

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