Application Period: February 15
Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses in hospital operating rooms and outpatient surgery centers. The surgical technologist prepares the operating room for surgery, assures surgical equipment works properly, is stored correctly and assists the surgical team in ensuring the operating conditions are safe and sterile.
Characteristics of a successful surgical technologist include but are not limited to; take and follow direction under stressful, emergency situations, multitask with attention to detail and organization, work collaboratively as part of a team, stable temperament, responsible and caring.
Manual dexterity, physical stamina and the ability to move quickly are vital.
Students will sit for the NBSTSA national certification examination as part of the program. Successful completion of this examination allows program graduates to use the professional credentials CST, Certified Surgical Technologist.