Surgical Technician Certificate

This is the first step for students wishing to be certified by the AST as a Surgical Technician. The program emphasized the role and responsibilities of the surgical technologist in effective communication, legal, ethical, and moral aspects of care, preparation of the patient for surgery, preparation of the OR for surgery, aseptic techniques, patient care procedures, environmental safety, and supply/equipment preparation and use.

North Central State College partners with EHOVE School of Surgical Technology to provide this medical certification. This certificate can be applied towards a Health Services Technology Associate Degree.

The Surgical Technology Program is held at EHOVE School of Surgical Technology as a FLEX program. Therefore, all classes are not held during the regular school calendar.

Required Courses

Courses

SURG 1030 - Fundamentals of Surgical Technology

This course teaches the role and responsibility of the surgical technologist in effective communication, legal, ethical, and moral aspects of care, preparation of the patient for surgery, preparation of the OR for surgery, aseptic techniques, patient care procedures, environmental safety, and supply/equipment preparation and use. This course is for surgical technologist only and will not meet the needs for any other allied health or nursing program.

Credit Hours: 12
Lecture Hours: 6
Lab Hours: 10
Practicum Hours: 8
Required Prerequisite Course: BIOL1550

SURG 1070 - Surgical Technology Procedures

This course covers selected commonly performed surgical procedures, pathology leading to surgical intervention, purposes of surgery, problems that may arise, and techniques/instruments specific to general & minimal access as applied to GI, urology, male reproductive, OB & GYN surgeries, Vascular, Thoracic, Neurology, Ophthalmic, ENT, Plastics, Orthopedics, and Dental. The course practicum component allows demonstration of both psychomotor skill competency and practicum judgment. This course is for surgical technologist only and will not meet the needs for any other allied health or nursing program.

Credit Hours: 16
Lecture Hours: 11
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take SURG 1030  BIOL 2751   BIOL 2752

Total Credit Hours: 42