This program prepares students with hands-on training that enables them to train under the supervision of surgeons, registered operating room nurses and surgical technologists in many surgical procedures. The content includes communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, asepsis and sterilization techniques, surgical procedures, safe use and care of equipment and supplies, CPR, employability skills and basic computer literacy. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation from the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
This occupation has an average wage of $20.17 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.
|Course #||OCP||Course Title||Hours|
|HSC0003||A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90|
|STS0015||B||Central Supply Technician||210|
|STS0010||C||Surgical Technologist 1||343|
|STS0011||Surgical Technologist 2||343|
|STS0012||Surgical Technologist 3||344|
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
After successfully completing this program, students are qualified to take the national certification examination given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) administered at Traviss Technical College.