Welcome to the Surgical Technology webpage. The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.
Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.
Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.
Students of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four week period prior to or after graduation.
Wilson Community College's Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Surgical Technology Clinical Expectations
Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 cases divided as follows: 30 in general surgery with 20 of those being in the first scrub role. In addition 90 cases should be in at least 5 different specialty areas with 60 of those being in the first scrub role and evenly divided among the 5 specialty areas with a maximum of 15 cases in any specialty. Please see the Surgical Technology instructor for more specific details.
Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates:
Due to winter weather closures, the Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology admissions deadline has been extended until February 10, 2014.
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Goal #1 – Demonstrate knowledge of the body systems and scientific principals when providing assistance in all phases of patient care.
Goal #2 – Identify the purpose of management and the physical environment of the hospital, including the operating room and the auxiliary departments.
Goal #3 – Describe the ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities of the Surgical Technologists and other members of the health care team.
Goal #4 – Students will communicate using medical terminology effectively in classroom and clinicals.
Goal #5 – Students will discuss and demonstrate universal precautions, principals of asepsis and sterilization in the surgical setting.
Goal #6 – Students will discuss wound healing and pharmacology as they relate to patient care.
Goal #7 – Students will progress to an entry-level surgical technologist who can describe and prepare, with appropriate set ups, the operative sequence in all perioperative phases of surgical procedures.
Goal #8 – Students will retain theoretical knowledge and proficiency in skills to demonstrate an entry-level surgical technologist through successful completion of the NBSTSA exam and obtaining a position in a facility that relates to surgical technology.