Surgical Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve an Associate degree in as few as 18 months*

This program is not currently enrolling new students. 

Surgical Technology (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement

The program provides students the opportunity, along with their occupational skills, to develop essential basic skills for continued learning and career development through general education courses that include: mathematics; written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in aseptic technique, operating room environmental safety, equipment setup, instrumentation, preparing medications, and directly assisting in three phases of surgical patient care: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative.

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Surgical Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

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In order to graduate from the Surgical Technology (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

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