Surgical Technology - Certificate
The Surgical Technology certificate prepares skilled students to enter into the healthcare environment as surgical technologist. Graduates function under the supervision of surgeons and registered nurses, performing duties that are vital for surgical patient safety and care during operative procedures, such as preparing and maintaining sterile fields; passing instruments, sutures, and sponges; and functioning as a key part of the surgical team. Students are trained in aseptic techniques, medical-equipment nomenclature, and human anatomy for the operating room. HGTC's Surgical Technology program provides students with classroom study, laboratory practice, and clinical experience.
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health, Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775. (p) 727-210-2350 (f) 727-210-2354.
Supervised clinical practice in surgical environments prepares the student for entry-level positions in such areas as:
- Hospital operating room departments
- Obstetrical departments
- Surgical supply and/or processing departments
- Outpatient surgical centers
- Surgeon office practices
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Program Disclosure Statement
Applicants to the Surgical Technology program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.
|Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Applicants will be accepted into the Surgical Technology program on a first qualified, first accepted basis. Once all requirements for admission into the program have been completed, the applicant will be offered a seat for the next available semester.
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|First Semester - Fall|
|AHS 102||Medical Terminology||3|
|SUR 101||Introduction to Surgical Technology||5|
|SUR 102||Applied Surgical Technology||5|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|SUR 103||Surgical Procedure||4|
|SUR 104||Surgical Procedures II||4|
|SUR 111||Basic Surgical Practicum||7|
|Third Semester - Summer|
|SUR 113||Advanced Practicum||6|
|SUR 120||Surgical Seminar||2|
Total Credit Hours