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). Upon approval, graduates will be eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Examination through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). The first attempt of CST Exams are included in tuition costs.
66 Quarter Credit hours/1250 Clock Hours
42 week Program
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