Surgical Technology

Associate of Science Degree

A Surgical Technology Associate of Science Degree will help you work in an operating room.

Surgical Technologists, also called “Surgical Technicians”, “Surg Techs”, “Scrub Techs”, “Operating Room Technicians”, or “OR Techs”, 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 and lab education and a supervised clinical experience.  You will take courses in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology.  Other topics covered include the care and safety of patients before, during, and after surgery, aseptic techniques, and surgical procedures.  You will also learn sterilization techniques, prevention and control of infection, and proper handling of surgical instruments, supplies, drugs, and solutions.  Our program can be completed in 18 months in our day classes.

Courses
Curriculum

Class Title Credit Hours
CCS110 College Success Strategies 2
CCS245 Career Development 2
ENG101+ Composition I 4
ENG102+ Composition II 4
MED172+ Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED173+ Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED176 Medical Terminology 4
MED211 Health & Safety Techniques 3
MTH101+ College Mathematics 4
PSY214+ introduction to 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.

Locations
Accreditation

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

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Surgical Technology Program Accreditation Information
The Sullivan University Surgical Technology Associate of Science 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). In 2017 CAAHEP awarded the Sullivan University (formally Spencerian College) Surgical Technology Program continuing accreditation through the years of 2017-2027. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam.
The ARC/STSA® is the only CAAHEP-recognized Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting. The ARC/STSA is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit accreditation services body providing national recognition for higher education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting, in collaboration with the Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in order to promote quality surgical patient care through quality education.
Accreditation Contact Information:
CAAHEP
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida   33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
 
ARC-ST/SA
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, Colorado   80120
Phone: (303) 694-9262
CAAHEP Standard IV.B.—Outcomes Assessment
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam
Programs should report the total number of students graduating and the number who passed the CST® certification exam on the first attempt. Programs are required to meet the thresholds of 100% participation rate and 70% pass rate.”
Sullivan University’s (formerly Spencerian College) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2018 reporting year (8/1/2016-7/31/2017): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
% of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (15/15)
% of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 100% (15/15)
Spencerian College’s (now Sullivan University) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2017 reporting year (8/1/2015-7/31/2016): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
% of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (13/13)
% of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 100% (13/13)
Spencerian College’s (now Sullivan University) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2016 reporting year (8/1/2014-7/31/2015): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
% of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (5/5)
% of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 100% (5/5)
Spencerian College’s (now Sullivan University) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2015 reporting year (8/1/2013-7/31/2014): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
% of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (4/4)
% of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 100% (4/4)
Spencerian College’s (now Sullivan University) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2014 reporting year (8/1/2012-7/31/2013): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
% of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (15/15)
% of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 93.3% (14/15)
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