The Surgical Technologist Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) on Education in Surgical Technology. ARC is sponsored by the Association of Surgical Technologists, the American College of Surgeons and the American Hospital Association.
Graduates of the program are prepared to function as members of a surgical team. Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Opportunities may exist to accept a limited number of transfer students into the fall and spring semesters of the program. Individuals interested in this option should call the Center office and schedule and appointment to discuss their particular situation.