Surgical Technologist - How to Apply - Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to be successful in work and life by:


Goal #1 – Students will be competent entry-level surgical technologists

      Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Cognitive: Demonstrate competency by successfully passing the national certification exam
  • Psychomotor: Demonstrate skills associated with the various roles of the surgical technologist
  • Affective: Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning

Goal #2 – Students will demonstrate communication skills

       Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Cognitive: Demonstrate written communication skills
  • Psychomotor: Demonstrate oral communication skills
  • Affective: Interact effectively with patients, peers, and all members of the healthcare team

Goal #3 – Students will demonstrate safety in all aspects of practice as a surgical technologist

       Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Cognitive: Apply knowledge of safe practice techniques to the various roles of  the surgical technologist in the perioperative environment
  • Psychomotor: Demonstrate the skills required for safe practice in the perioperative environment
  • Affective: Demonstrate accountability for personal actions

Goal #4 – Students will model professionalism in the workplace

       Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Cognitive: Demonstrate a positive work ethic and employability skills
  • Psychomotor: Apply HIPAA guidelines and employability skills in the healthcare setting
  • Affective: Demonstrate respect for the diversity of others including socio-economic, spiritual, and lifestyle choices