Surgical Technician

Certificate of Completion

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions within the surgical technology field. Students will learn about the scope of practice, tasks, and responsibilities of the surgical technician, universal safety precautions and personal protective equipment, and the classifications, uses, storing, preparation, handling, and distributing of surgical instruments and supplies. Topics also include learning about the operating room environment, asepsis and sterile technique, biomedical and chemical hazards, and surgical technology career research and development.  

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be prepared to enter into entry-level medical surgical technician jobs.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the health career ladder by enrolling in further health career programs.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Surgical Technician
Health Careers Employability Skills
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