The Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree combines didactic instruction, hands-on training in the lab and clinical work to prepare students to work as entry-level surgical technicians. Curriculum teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to become a contributing member of a surgical healthcare team.
Gain Surgical Technology Skills
Healthcare curriculum for this program includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, operating skills, surgical technology and surgical pharmacy. This program also includes general education courses to meet the requirements of an associate degree program including government, ethics, critical thinking, success strategies and written and oral communications. Prior to graduation, students complete an externship in a healthcare setting providing real-world work experience
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
Surgical technologists assist in operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses or other surgical personnel. Their duties include setting up the operating room, preparing patients for surgery and preparing surgical equipment. During surgery, they may pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon’s assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures and help manage surgical instruments and supplies. Surgical technologists typically work in hospitals or other outpatient surgical centers. Demand for surgical technologists is growing faster than other career fields with demand for trained professionals expected to grow by 22% through 2022.1
Get An Education Focused On Your Career Goals
Graduates of this program have the relevant instruction and training to take the national certification exam from NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting). Upon successful completion of the exam,they could earn Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) and be ready for entry-level employment. At Stautzenberger,we are dedicated to teaching you the most relevant skills that employers are seeking. Our curriculum is career focused, providing you with up-to-date skills and enabling you to graduate faster than you might think. Affordable tuition options are available.
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