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SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

The Surgical Technologist program is designed to prepare graduates, as an essential member of the surgical team, for entry-level positions in hospitals, surgery centers, and other various surgical settings. Students will learn the basic instruments, supplies, and equipment that will be necessary for all surgical procedures. Students will also learn relevant anatomy and medical terminology. Students will have an understanding of how to work quickly and effectively to anticipate the surgeon’s needs during surgery. This includes knowledge of using aseptic technique, creating and maintaining a sterile field, providing pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative patient care, along with safe handling of specimens.

Central Oklahoma College is in the process of seeking programmatic accreditation for the Surgical Technologist program from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The CAAHEP accreditation will allow graduates to be eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Examination through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Graduates who attended Central Oklahoma College during the initial accreditation process will be eligible to sit for the CST examination, upon approval. Surgical Technologist graduates are eligible for employment in the state of Oklahoma without successful completion of the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination.

66 Quarter Credit hours/1250 Clock Hours

50 week Program

 

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