Division: Health Sciences
Department: Surgical Technology
Effective as of Fall 2021
To become an important member of the surgical team, elbow to elbow with the surgeon, making a meaningful difference in people's lives.
A Surgical Technologist helps to meet the surgical needs of patients in the operating rooms in a variety of different environments. Employment may be found in hospital operating rooms, same day surgery centers, labor and delivery units, endoscopy units, and many other settings where invasive therapeutic or diagnostic surgical procedures are performed. Surgical Technologists may also be employed privately by a surgeon or by surgeon group practices that have specialized teams.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
Graduates of CAAHEP accredited Surgical Technology programs are eligible and required to take the Certified Surgical Technologist exam (CST), a standardized national exam in Surgical Technology administered by the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting). All students in the Surgical Technology program at Sinclair Community College take the CST exam prior to graduation.
|ALH 1101||Introduction to Healthcare Delivery||2|
|ALH 2201||Survey of Drug Therapy||2|
|BIO 1121||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIO 1222||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking)||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|HIM 1101||Medical Terminology||2|
|MAT 1130||Allied Health Mathematics||3|
|PSY 1100||General Psychology||3|
|SUT 1110||Theory & Fundamentals||5|
|SUT 1117||Laboratory for Theory & Fundamentals||1|
|SUT 1120||The Surgical Process||2|
|SUT 1127||Lab for the Surgical Process||2|
|SUT 2110||Surgical Procedures I||2|
|SUT 2117||Directed Practice for Surgical Procedures I||1|
|SUT 2120||Surgical Procedures II||5|
|SUT 2127||Directed Practice Surgical Procedures II||4|
|SUT 2200||Surgical Procedures III||5|
|SUT 2207||Directed Practice for Surgical Procedures III||4|
|SUT 2300||Surgical Technology Review||1|
Accredited by CAAHEP, (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs), Sinclair's Surgical Technology program provides students with the opportunity to work as a Certified Surgical Technologists. In this program, students will be required to complete the academic classroom requirements, but will also have the opportunity to gain valuable supervised clinical practice. As part of the curriculum, the students will rotate through the clinical affiliates as scheduled in the course sequence. The standard surgical rotation case requirements that students must achieve is 120 cases, following the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6e (CCST6e). Students are required to complete a minimum of thirty (30) cases in General Surgery, twenty (20) of of which should be in the First Scrub Role. In addition, students are required to complete a minimum of ninety (90) cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty (60) of those cases should be in the first scrub role and evenly, but not necessarily equally distributed between a minimum of four (4) surgical specialties.