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Surgical Technology

The Ozarka College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology provides graduates of the program the knowledge and skills to sit for Certified Surgical Technologist credential. Once certified, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to be a productive part of the surgical team in hospital and private practice settings at the entry level. The AAS in Surgical Technology is nominally a two-year degree that provides students with foundational surgical technology classes as well as providing a firm grounding in general education coursework needed in today’s healthcare industry. The surgical technology coursework is taught both in the classroom and in clinical settings to provide the students with applied real-world learning experiences. 
As a component of Ozarka College’s allied health programs, the Surgical Technology program goals are to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains. 
Ozarka College Surgical Technology Program Graduates will be able to: 
  • Apply fundamental theoretical knowledge effectively and perform surgical technology roles and duties competently and safely as an entry-level practitioner during basic surgical procedures. 
  • Utilize effective interpersonal communication skills and apply cultural, ethical, and legal concepts to the practice related to surgical patient care. 
  • Exhibit professional behaviors and the ability to perform as a cooperative healthcare team member that is necessary to uphold ideal patient care standards
Outcomes Assessment
Graduation Year Retention Rate CST Pass Rate Job Placement Rate
2023 100% 100% 100%
2022 86% 83% 83%
     The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; (727)210-2350, , based upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)


All of the courses listed below

BIOL1204 Body Structure & Function4
ENGL1013 English Composition I3
HIT1303 Medical Terminology3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

AHMA1033 Math for Allied Health3
MATH1003 Math for Health Professions3
NRSG1213 Math for Nurses3

Requirement: 35 Credits from below

BIOL2014 Microbiology and Lab4
SURG1002 Introduction to Surgical Technology2
SURG1003 Lab Practicum I3
SURG1005 Perioperative Fundamentals5
SURG1013 Patient Care Concepts3
SURG1102 Lab Practicum II2
SURG1103 Surgical Procedures I3
SURG1113 Clinical Practicum I3
SURG1203 Professional Development3
SURG1213 Surgical Procedures II3
SURG1214 Clinical Practicum II4

Requirement: 12 Credits from below

ENGL1023 English Composition II3
HIT1013 Computer Applications for Healthcare Professionals3
HIT2213 Legal/Ethical Aspects of Healthcare3
PSYC2003 General Psychology 3

AAS Surgical Technology

Program Length: 24 months
Credits: 60

CIP Code: 510909

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