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.

Last Update Effective: 8/24/14

Semester One

Credit Hours


BIS 190

Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health Majors




SRT 110

Introduction to Surgical Technology



SRT 120

Surgical Procedures I



SRT 122

Applied Surgical Procedures I






Semester Two


AHL 101

Essentials of Medical Terminology or



AHL 111

Applied Medical Terminology



PSY 105

Personal Applications of Psychology



SRT 130

Surgical Procedures II



SRT 132

Applied Surgical Procedures II



SRT 140

Surgical Procedures III



SRT 142

Applied Surgical Procedures III






Semester Three


CIS 100

Introduction to Computer Systems



SRT 160

Surgical Seminar



SRT 162

Surgical Procedures IV








Total credits required


See SRT course descriptions.

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