Program Number: H17021                                             

CIP Number: 0351090905

1,330 Hours

11 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Surgical Technology program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, aseptic techniques, patient care procedures, surgical technology procedures, patient safety, use and care of equipment and supplies, CPR, employability skills, and basic computer literacy

The program is full time enrollment with two enrollment options in Fall or Spring semester. Program hours are Monday- Friday 8AM - 4PM.

Occupation Description

Graduates of this program will be prepared for employment as surgical technologists. They will possess the knowledge of and assist with surgical procedures. They will demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities specific to surgical technology as well as recognize and practice infection control procedures Students will test for two national Surgical Technologist certifications.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the postsecondary program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

HSC0003

A

Basic Healthcare Worker

90

 

STS0015

B

Central Supply Technician

210

 

STS0010

C

Surgical Technologist 1

343

 

STS0011

C

Surgical Technologist 2

343

 

STS0012

C

Surgical Technologist 3

343

 

 

 

Total

1,330

 $5,646.24

 

Mission Statement

To prepare individuals for employment as Surgical Technologists and encourage each student to become highly productive citizens with strong work ethics and positive values.  Each graduate will be an advocate for the patient and an asset to the surgical community.