52 Semester Hours
The Surgical Technology Diploma program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as surgical technologists. Surgical technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgery. The primary responsibility of the surgical technologist is to maintain the sterile field while ensuring that all other members of the surgical team adhere to aseptic technique.
The qualified candidate will have excellent eye-hand coordination, effective communication skills, an affinity for detail, and the ability to function well in stressful situations. Knowledge of human anatomy, surgical instrumentation, supplies and procedures allows the surgical technologist to function as an integral member of the surgical team. Program graduates will be eligible to take the national certifying examination and will be qualified for employment in many diverse areas of the health care system, such as the following: operating rooms, emergency rooms, labor and delivery, GI and cardiac catheterization labs, ambulatory surgery centers, sterile supply, cell saver technologist, private physician's scrub surgical technologists, instrument sales representatives and veterinary assistants.
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