2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Surgical Technology, AAS

Upon completion of a Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology, a student will be able to:

Technical Skills

  • Demonstrates an entry-level knowledge base by successfully completing the Certification exam.
  • Student demonstrates the principles of aseptic and sterile technique

  • Demonstrates organizational skill and manual dexterity in the preparation of a safe peri-operative environment.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Demonstrates correction of a contamination after a break in technique is noted. 


  • Student is punctual and is appropriately attired for all labs and clinical.

  • Receives constructive criticism in a positive manner in both lab and clinical setting.

  • Displays teamwork in all aspects of the surgical procedure while at clinical.


  • Communicates effectively during sponge and instrument counts during Laparotomy set up.

  • Dispenses medication to the sterile field correctly reading  medication name, percentage (strength) and expiration date.

  • Student verifies medication name, percentage (strength) and expiration date prior to receiving medications onto the sterile field.