Why Choose the Surgical Technology Program?
Surgery is a delicate process that requires a whole team to function properly. The role of the surgical technologist is to help the procedure go as smoothly and efficiently as possible by anticipating each move the surgeon is going to make. They have to have extensive knowledge about countless surgical procedures, instruments required for the procedure, and the steps the surgeon will take in the operating room. Our Surgical Technology program offers students hands-on training in a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. The health care field is constantly evolving and maintains a fast pace with a constant need to adapt to patient and surgeon needs and a willingness to learn new things.
How Long It Takes:
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
In 2013-14, our graduating students had a CST Exam pass rate of 100%.
Median annual pay in Washington:
$50,300 per year
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
Surgical Technology Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technology program, students will:
- Correlate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to their role as a surgical technologist.
- Demonstrate a safe level of practice and knowledge in their role as a surgical technologist.
- Acquire an understanding of the ethical, legal, moral, and medical values related to the patient and the operating room team during the perioperative experience.
- Correlate the elements, action, and use of medications and anesthetic agents used during the perioperative experience.
- Demonstrate safe practice techniques in regards to perioperative routines, patient transportation, positioning, and emergency procedures.
- Demonstrate and integrate principles of surgical asepsis as part of the perioperative experience.
- Apply knowledge and skills as a professional surgical technologist to address the biopsychosocial needs of the surgical patient.
- Perform as a competent entry-level surgical technologist in the cognitive, psychomotor, and effective learning domains.
- Value the professional attributes of the surgical technologist.
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