Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 GCC Catalog 
    
2019-2020 GCC Catalog

Surgical Technology, A.S.


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Surgical Technology

Surgical Technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, registered nurses, and anesthesia personnel.  Surgical Technologists are also responsible for assembling and organizing all the specialized instruments, equipment and tools needed for a wide variety of surgical procedures. They are experts in sterile technique and are responsible for maintaining the sterile field during surgery.  Once students successfully complete the requirements of the two-year Associate of Science Degree Program, they wIll be eligible to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) examination. A passing score on this exam will grant the student status as a Certified Surgical Technologist, employable in all 50 states. 

Program Mission

The Surgical Technology Program prepares students to be competent, entry-level Surgical Technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. Graduates will qualify to become certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) examination.

Program Total - $10,413* (tuition and clinical program fee)

* Cost does not include student activity fees, textbooks, uniforms or other materials. Financial Aid may be available to those who qualify. Cost is subject to change.

Surgical Technology Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to perioperative patient care. 
  • Distinguish the elements, action, and use of medications and anesthetic agents used during the perioperative experience.
  • Demonstrate safe practice in the role of Surgical Technologist.
  • Display competence in technical skills and aseptic technique in the perioperative environment.
  • Practice responsible and accountable behavior within the role and competencies of the Surgical Technologist.
  • Organize the intraoperative environment efficiently as a member of the surgical team.
  • Apply learned knowledge and skills in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains to become nationally certified as a Surgical Technologist.

Suggested Course Sequence


Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 62


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