Surgical Technology

This certificate program will prepare students for a career in surgical technology. Graduates will earn 38 credits and demonstrate entry-level knowledge and skill in surgical case preparation and peri-operative patient care. Graduates of the program will demonstrate technical skills by assembling and preparing common equipment, supplies and instrumentation used in surgical procedures.   Apply & Register Program Details

This certificate program will prepare students for a career in surgical technology. Graduates will earn 38 credits and demonstrate entry-level knowledge and skill in surgical case preparation and peri-operative patient care. Graduates of the program will demonstrate technical skills by assembling and preparing common equipment, supplies and instrumentation used in surgical procedures.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Certificate of Achievement
Code Course Credits
First Semester
HIT-120 Medical Terminology 3
SRG-100 Surgical Technology1 2
SRG-105 Principles of Surgical Technology1 4
BIO-117 Basic Anatomy & Physiology I 4
    13
Code Course Credits
Second Semester
SRG-112 Surgical Procedures I 4
BIO-118 Basic Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO-121 Basic Microbiology 4
HPE-181 Basic Life Supp C-AHA 1
    13
Third Semester
SRG-212 Surgical Procedures II 3
SRG-218 Clinical Rotation2 6
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
    12
  Total Minimum Credits 38
1 This course is only offered in the summer semester. Students should start program courses in the summer semester.
2 The Surgical Technology Clinical Rotation SRG-218 requires 40 hours per week throughout a 15-week semester during the da at an accredited affiliate site. Clinical placements may be competitive and are contingent on student performance level and acceptable course grades. Students will provide their own transportation to the clinical affiliate.
NOTICE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body.

Program Goals

  • To provide a concentration of course work appropriate for surgical technicians.
  • To prepare students to qualify to take a national examination for certification in the surgical technology field.
  • To prepare students for continued academic preparation in surgical technology at the associate degree level through the College.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Integrate ethical and professional behaviors in the operating room and sterilization/central supply.
  2. Apply standard operating procedures and aseptic techniques in the practice of surgical technology.
  3. Integrate and apply basic science, practical knowledge and skills in the performance of surgical technology.
  4. Manage procedures and processes of inventory control in sterile environment.

Program Information

  • Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all required
    courses and maintain an overall GPA of 2.0.
  • Clinical rotations are conducted during the daytime and
    encompass a minimum of 300 hours of practice.

Employment Opportunities

  • Operating rooms in general and specialty hospitals
  • Labor and delivery suites
  • Outpatient surgical centers
  • Private employment by physicians
  • Hospital instrument processing departments

Special Admissions Requirements

  • Must complete all basic skills requirements prior to beginning
    the program.
  • Interview with Surgical Technology Coordinator.
  • To attend clinical rotations, students must provide
    documentation of current immunizations, medical clearance,
    negative, 2-step PPD, Hepatitis B series or signed waiver, and
    any other medical clearances that may be required from the
    various clinical sites.
  • Criminal background check.
  • Students are required to abide by all College and clinical
    facility rules and policies.
  • This is a selective program. Please see the Surgical
    Technology Coordinator for admission criteria.

Contact Persons

Dr. David Pilla, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4566
email: dpilla@camdencc.edu

Susan Hansen, Secretary
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4359
email: shansen@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

51.0909

Program Code

SRG.CA