Surgeons can’t do it alone. Even their steady hands require the support of a dedicated team of trained operating room staff. In this unique profession, the surgical technologist will assist by anticipating each step of the procedure to ensure that the surgeon’s hands stay occupied with the correct sterile instruments and supplies. After graduation, all you have to do is enter the field and get to work. This is a limited enrollment program.
A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of surgery.
The surgical technologist works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Currently, the need for surgical technologists is expanding to labor and delivery units, cardiac catheterization labs, outpatient surgery facilities and private physicians’ offices.
The Baker College AAS degree in surgical technology is a two-year, CAAHEP-accredited program consisting of 67 credit hours (28 prerequisites and 39 major requirements). Our curriculum includes microbiology, surgical procedures and clinical experiences.
I chose Baker because they had such a detailed, laid-out plan for me. It got me working as a nurse and their goal is to see everyone off and working. Baker faculty are very prepared professionals. I felt like they set me up for success.
As an essential component of Baker College’s academic health programs, the AAS degree in surgical technology program’s goals are to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.
The AAS degree in surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; Phone: 727-210-2350, Fax: 727-210-2354; upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
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