A Surgical Technology associate degree will help you work in an operating room.

Surgical technologists, also called "scrubs," "surgical technicians" or "operating room technicians," are crucial to a hospital. A surg tech assists in surgeries under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses or other surgical personnel. This program provides classroom education and supervised clinical experience. You will take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, professional ethics and medical terminology. Other topics covered include the care and safety of patients during surgery, sterile techniques and surgical procedures. You will also learn sterilization techniques, prevention and control of infection and proper handling of surgical drugs, solutions, supplies and equipment. Our program can be completed in 18 months in our day classes.

Spencerian's Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-ST/SA). Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam.

Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recomindation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-ST/SA).

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Academic Catalog

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More Program Information

Class Title
Credit Hours
110 College Success Strategies
2
121+ English I
4
122+ English II
4
151+ College Mathematics
4
172 Anatomy & Physiology I
4
173 Anatomy & Physiology II
4
176 Medical Terminology
4
211 Health & Safety Techniques
3
245 Career Development
2
293+ Personal Psychology
4
SUR100 Introduction to Surgical Technology
6
SUR101 Orientation to Surgical Technology
3
SUR174 Surgical Anatomy & Physiology
4
SUR178 Surgical Pharmacology
4
SUR199 Microbiology for Surgical Technologists
6
SUR200 Surgical Techniques
6
SUR201* Surgical Procedures I
14
SUR202* Surgical Procedures II
14
SUR301 Professional Issues
2
Total Credit Hours
94

For departmental guidelines, policies, and/or procedures, refer to the Surgical Technology Department's Addendum to the student handbook.

+General education course

*The clinical requirement consists of a total of 480 hours.

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Louisville Campus
This program is offered at the following campus:
  • Louisville Campus

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