Surgical Technology

Overview of Surgical Technology Program

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

The surgical technolosist 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 or environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

A surgical tehcnologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnositc procedures.



Program Mission and Program Goal Statement

Mission: To provide students with the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills to become employed as entry level Surgical Technologists.

Goal: To prepare entry-level Surgical Technologists who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

View Program Details from SCC Catalog below:

  1. Surgical Technology, Associate in Applied Science