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Surgical Technology


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Important Information


Short Description


The Surgical Technology Program prepares students to function as valuable members of the operating room team. Surgical technologists prepare the operating room by assembling, managing and maintaining equipment used in surgical procedures. This includes maintaining sterile fields and passing surgical instruments to the surgical staff. The program provides didactic, laboratory and clinical education necessary to function in the role. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. 

Type of Credential


Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code


S 942

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Director

Amy Flagler
Office: Essex - ECHP 003B
443-840-2774 or aflagler@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information

Disclosures


CCBC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland. If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the CCBC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state. If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, click here .

Semester Sequence


This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Courses Needed for This Program*


Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*


Notes


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Program Description


The Surgical Technology Program prepares students to function as valuable members of the operating room team. Surgical technologists prepare the operating room by assembling, managing and maintaining equipment used in surgical procedures. This includes maintaining sterile fields and passing surgical instruments to the surgical staff. The program provides didactic, laboratory and clinical education necessary to function in the role. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. 

School of Health Professions Policies


Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code, exhibit professional behavior, and communicate effectively in English. Participation requires that students provide proof of health insurance, immunizations, tuberculosis (TB) test, submit to drug testing and a criminal background check. Students are expected to pay these and other program specific costs.

Admission


Applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the theory and practice of sterile and aseptic technique to create and monitor the surgical environment.
  2. Use appropriate interpersonal and communication skills to maximize patient safety in the surgical environment.
  3. Display skills of a culturally competent practitioner.
  4. Implement critical thinking skills in perioperative procedural management.    

 

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