Associate of Applied Science
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What can I do with a degree in surgical technology?
- Private Technologists for Surgeons
- Operating Rooms in Acute Care Hospitals
- Obstetrical Units
- Physician Offices
- Ambulatory Surgery Suites
- Traveling Surgical Technologists
- Medical Sales Representative
- Materials/Equipment Manager
- Organ and Tissue Procurement Technician
- Central Service Manager
- Veterinarian Surgical Assistant
- Apply learned knowledge of human physiology and surgical anatomy in the perioperative setting.
- Demonstrate knowledge of instrumentation and appropriate use in surgical procedures.
- Apply knowledge of physiological, spiritual, and cultural diversity in the care of the perioperative patient.
- Work cooperatively and become an integral member of the healthcare team.
- Function in a professional, caring, and ethical manner when providing patient care.
The Surgical Technology program has accreditation through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) - a CAAHEP Recognized Committee on Accreditation, and sponsored by the American College of Surgeons. The national accrediting body recommends the A.A.S. as the entry degree.