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Purpose: The Surgical Technician curriculum is designed to provide students an opportunity to practice in operating rooms as a member of the surgical team. Surgical technicians fill the roles of circulator, scrub, or second assistant.
1. High school diploma, GED; or have a license, certification or registration as a health care provider.
2. Completed high school (or college courses) in Biology or Chemistry with a C grade or better.
3. Completed college English and math placement tests and met required placement for English 111 and Math 120 or 126. Show evidence of good physical and mental health. Have CPR certification. Have completed required immunizations. Interviewed with the program head and/or instructor.
Certification Eligibility: Upon completion of this certificate, graduates are eligible to sit for the certifying examination in surgical technology offered by the Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc.
Total credits for Surgical Technician Certificate = 35.
1 NUR 140, 141, 142 are each taught in 4-week segments in the first semester.
2 NUR 295, Surgical Procedures I, is taught the first 8-weeks of the 2nd semester and NUR 295, Surgical Procedures II, is taught the second 8-weeks.
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