Surgical Technology - Additional Information

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM

Job Duties

The surgical technologist is trained to perform specific functions in the operating room and is a vital member of the surgical team. They prepare supplies, equipment, and assist in preparing patients for surgery. Their duties include preparing the operating room with instruments, equipment, and all sterile supplies required for an operation. They are responsible for helping to drape the patient, passing instruments during surgery, holding retractors, cutting sutures, and counting all instruments, needles and sponges during the procedure. They have an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipate the needs of the surgeon. They have the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and are constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. Surgical technologists also learn how to sterilize instruments. They handle special drugs, solutions, supplies, and equipment used for specific procedures. In addition, they are responsible for helping clean and maintain a safe operating room environment.

Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
www.caahep.org

Accreditation Review Council on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
303-694-9262
Fax: 303-741-3655
www.arcstsa.org

Certification

Students successfully completing the program will be eligible to sit for the Surgical Technologists Certifying Exam and receive certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. (www.nbstsa.org)

Upon successfully passing the exam, the Surgical Technologist will become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Certification Exam Pass Rates

YEAR PASS RATE
2018 93%
2017 100%
2016 93%
2015 100%
2014 100%