Prepare competent entry-level surgical technologist in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Prepare surgical technology students to take the Tech in Surgery – Certified NCCT industry examination.
Prepare surgical technology students to scrub in the primary role in general area along with orthopedic, gynecology, genitourinary, cardiovascular, neurosurgery, obstetrics, thoracic, peripheral vascular, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, and plastic/reconstructive specialties.
Engage students in a clinical experience under the supervision of an experienced and certified surgical technologist.
Students must complete the TS-C Critical Skills Competency Documentation to show evidence of a minimum of 125 surgical cases including 50 cases in General Surgery, 20 cases in orthopedic surgeries and at least 55 cases in a minimum of two specialty areas. The majority of cases in each of three specified areas, must be in the 1st scrub role.
Develop effective communication skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening as necessary in the surgical setting.
Develop reasoning, problem solving, and anticipation, and prioritization skills in the surgical setting in order to effectively create and organize the sterile field for efficiency, safety and conservation of financial resources.
Prepare students to serve various patient populations with an ability to meet their individual needs including those of diverse ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, and sexual orientation.
Develop a strong surgical conscience in the student, and always place the patient first.