Surgical Technology Certificate

Curriculum SRT.SRT.CERT (C317C)

Prepares the student to help the surgeon, anesthesiologist and the registered nurse with patient care in the operating room, and in auxiliary areas, such as central supply and the delivery room. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of the registered nurse in the operating room. They most often function in the scrub role, but their responsibilities may include a variety of duties before, during and after surgery.

The program includes theory, laboratory and clinical components. Students receive supervised experience in surgery, recovery room, delivery room and central supply in several cooperating area hospitals.

A variety of employment opportunities exist in hospitals, medical centers, surgical centers and other health care agencies. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has targeted surgical technology as one of the 10 top occupations for job growth over the next decade.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1570, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 553-9355, in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology, 7108-C South Alton Way, Suite 150, Englewood, CO 80112-2106, (303) 694-9262. Graduates qualify for the National Certification examination given by the Liaison Council on Accreditation for the Surgical Technologist or the Association of Surgical Technologists.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

BIS 190

Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health Majors

 

4

#

SRT 110

Introduction to Surgical Technology

7

#

SRT 120

Surgical Procedures I

5

#

SRT 122

Applied Surgical Procedures I

2

 

 

 

18

Semester Two

 

AHL 101

Essentials of Medical Terminology

1

 

PSY 105

Personal Applications of Psychology

3

#

SRT 130

Surgical Procedures II

3

#

SRT 132

Applied Surgical Procedures II

3

#

SRT 140

Surgical Procedures III

3

#

SRT 142

Applied Surgical Procedures III

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

 

CIS 100

Introduction to Computer Systems

1

#

SRT 160

Surgical Seminar

1

#

SRT 162

Surgical Procedures IV

3

 

 

 

5

 

 

Total credits required

39

See SRT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Natasha Morris, Ext. 3563;
E-mail: nmorris2@triton.edu

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

SRT.SRT.CERT

(C317C)

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

51 0909

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

15

4

.266

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 3,715.00

$ 1,371.00

$ 5,086.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

3

39

$0.00

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

251071

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1071.00

292055

Surgical Technician

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2055.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.