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The Surgical Technologist program at Central Oklahoma College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
The CAAHEP accreditation allows graduates to be eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Examination through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
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.
66 Quarter Credit hours/1250 Clock Hours
50 week Program