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 provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as entry-level surgical technologists and to become competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, and (2) meeting or exceeding the content and competencies set forth in the most current edition of the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology.

View Program Details from SCC Catalog below:

  1. Surgical Technology, Associate in Applied Science