Surgical Technology Program Goals and Objectives

The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment as surgical technologists and to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation.

The Surgical Technology program includes classroom instruction, laboratory simulation, and clinical experiences. The curriculum is designed according to the accreditation standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, a programmatic accrediting agency, and the Core Curriculum published by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST).

The main objective of the program is to build practical and functional knowledge of surgical technology through progressive terms (depending on full-time or part-time status) integrating written work, verbal skill, and demonstrative performance. This program requires strong critical thinking and decision-making skills.

The goal of the Surgical Technology program is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Cognitive Domain:

Psychomotor Domain:

Affective Domain: