The Surgical Technology program prepares you to work in the exciting world of the operating room. As technology changes, operating rooms are always in need of well-trained surgical technologists who are willing to continue the learning process throughout their lives.
The Surgical Technology program is a CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited program, which means that our graduates are eligible to sit for certification by the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting). The Surgical Technology program is an eleven month certificate program, in which students will take the National Certification test as a pre-graduate.
The program starts the second week of July and ends the second week of June. Classes are daily 8:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Monday through Friday the first six months here at Carver Career & Technical Education Center. The last five months is the clinical rotation, clinical days are 6:45 A.M. to 3:15 P.M. Monday through Friday starting in January, finishing in June.
Students will learn the principles of aseptic technique, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, positioning, prepping, draping, instrumentation, back table set-up, sterilization, disinfection, vital signs, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Theory (Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist).
Important Links to Accreditation and Licensing Organizations:
www.nbstsa.org | www.ast.org | www.caahep.org | www.arcstsa.org
Please review the following:
• Important Information on Cost, Financing and Success Rates
• Important Information from the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting
The class schedule and information are found below.
Instructors: John McIntyre & Dakota Ashley
Prerequisites: Pre-admission testing and a personal interview are required.
Weekly Schedule: Classes are daily 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Clinical days are 6:45 am to 3:15 pm. Clinicals are 5 days per week starting in January and finishing in June.