Surgical Technologist Career Major - Overview

Surgical Technologist

surgical technician
Campus
Health Careers Center
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
1230 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-F 7:40A-2:15P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$3,075.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$7,995.00
Book Costs:
$1,107.00
Exam Fees:
$0.00
Supplies Costs:
$1,428.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$15/hr

Surgical technologists prepare the instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. The Surgical Technologist works closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. The program combines classroom instruction, laboratory practice, and clinical experience to ensure that each graduate meets entry-level competencies as a Surgical Technologist. Graduates of the Surgical Technologist program meet requirements to take the NBSTSA National Certification examination. See more at: http://www.metrotech.edu/course-programs/health-science/surgical-technol...

 

* Listed supply cost includes purchase of iPad. If student provides their own digital tablet the cost would be reduced.

Career Major Length
1230.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Academic Life Skills
15.00
Medical Terminology
45.00
Anatomy and Physiology
120.00
Surgical Technology Orientation
15.00
Core Employability Skills
30.00
Introduction to Surgical Technology
30.00
Essentials of Surgical Asepsis
60.00
Surgical Case Management
120.00
Surgical Tech Practicum I
30.00
Surgical Patient Care
45.00
Surgical Pharmacology
30.00
Microbiology and Wound Healing
30.00
Surgical Procedures I
90.00
Surgical Procedures II
75.00
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
15.00
Surgical Tech Practicum II
240.00
Surgical Tech Practicum III
240.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • Ability to take directions from others
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to handle high stress situations
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Required Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years old
  • CPR for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association Course)

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Medical Terminology (3 college credit hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (4 or more college credit hours)

Certifications Available

  • Certified Surgical Technologist

Industry Accreditations