Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Surgical Technology

Also see Surgical Technologist degree program.


BOYCE 
Certificate (583.2)

This program prepares graduates to work under supervision in the operating room. The surgical technologist practices principles of asepsis while assisting the surgeon with surgical procedures. Responsibilities include preparation of equipment and supplies before, during, and after surgery.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Utilize technological skills in basic surgical procedures through the appropriate handling of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment.
  2. Apply safe practices for patients, self and other members of the surgical team.
  3. Identify the principles of aseptic technique and apply them in the surgical setting.
  4. Explain anatomy and physiology as they relate to surgical procedures.
  5. Apply knowledge of interpersonal skills through communication and professional and ethical behavior when interacting with others in the clinical setting.

Graduates have the skills for an entry-level position in an operating room assisting the surgeon. Graduates may take the National Surgical Technologist Certifying Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA).

Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program. 

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 Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 33765
727.210.2350
www.caahep.org   

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 47–48

First Semester

Course #     Course NameCredits

SUR-110

Surgical & Central Service Technology 1    

5

      

Restricted Elective 1

3–4

     

Restricted Elective 2

4

     

Total Credits 

12–13

Second Semester

SUR-120

Surgical Technology 2

6

     

Restricted Elective 3

4

     

Total Credits 

10

Third Semester

SUR-230

Surgical Technology 3

7

SUR-231

Surgical Technology Clinical 1

6

     

Total Credits

13

Fourth Semester

SUR-240

Surgical Technology 4

6

SUR-241

Surgical Technology Clinical 2

6

     

Total Credits 

12

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Students may choose three of the five restricted electives:

1. BIO-123/ALH 140 Medical Biology & Terminology
2. BIO-151 General Biology 1
3. BIO-161 Anatomy & Physiology 1
4. BIO-162 Anatomy & Physiology 2
5. CST-103 Inventory Management for Central Service

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