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Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Surgical Technologist program will:
  • Have the skills necessary for entry as a surgical technologist in the operating room.
  • Have adequate knowledge and experience to take the Certification Examination for Surgical Technologists.
  • Have the skills to set-up preoperatively, provide appropriate instrumentation and assistance intra-operatively, dress the wound and complete decontamination postoperatively.
  • Use appropriate instrumentation, drugs and equipment for various general and specialty surgical procedures.
  • Be aware of body mechanics, patient and occupational hazards to include electrical, LASER, radiation, chemical and biological concerns.
  • Earn Industrial First Aide and Health Care Provider Basic Life Support cards.
  • Understand and be aware of legal and ethical issues concerning patient and employment relationships.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills using appropriate medical terminology with patients, peers and physicians in a diverse work place.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of microbiology as it pertains to the wearing of surgical attire, skin preparation, septic technique and preparation of the physical environment.
  • Demonstrate teamwork in the lab and clinical situations, and presents a professional demeanor with patients, peers and physicians.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills to prioritize, anticipate and analyze problems, and then evaluate solutions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to market themselves utilizing interpersonal, written and electronic communication to research jobs and apply for employment.

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