Surgical Technology, Certificate of Proficiency

Forest Park

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as surgical technologists. Students learn aseptic technique, instrumentation, surgical procedures and patient care through classroom, laboratory practice and at a clinical affiliate. Students learn to assist the surgeon by passing instruments and sutures, holding retractors and cutting sutures.

Persons interested in this program should be able to work well with others in a team environment. They should have good manual dexterity, enjoy the operating room situation, and function effectively under intense and stressful situations.

This program is CAAHEP accredited and graduates are qualified to take the National Certification Exam offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
www.caahep.org

Prerequisites

The following courses must be completed prior to applying for the program.

MTH 030Elementary Algebra3
BIO 203General Microbiology I4
BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I4

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.

Required Courses

BIO 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
ENG 101College Composition I3
PSY 200General Psychology3
or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
ST 104Pharmacology for Surgical Technologists2
ST 105Fundamentals of Surgical Technology4
ST 108Introduction to Surgical Technology6
ST 109Principles of Operating Room Communication2
ST 110Surgical Procedures I4
ST 111Surgical Technology Clinical I8
ST 210Surgical Procedures II2
ST 211Surgical Technology Clinical II4
Total Credit Hours42