Surgical Technology

Become part of the operating room team, working with surgeons, circulating nurses and anesthesiologists as a surgical technologist.

Surgical Technologists prepare the operating room sterile field, assist with patient positioning, and prepare and drape the operative site. They pass instruments, drains, sponges and dressings to surgeons. They know the name and function of each instrument, anticipate its use and pass the instrument without being asked. They play a critical role in maintaining the integrity of the sterile field.

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Surgical Technology student

Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology at MCC

The program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology, provides the knowledge necessary to take the national certification examination for surgical technology.

Surgical Technology applications are due by May 21 for admission to the following Fall class. Early submission is recommended. 

All students applying for the program will have a one-on-one conference with the Program Director at the time the application is submitted. This conference will allow the student to receive more information about Surgical Technology, hear more details about the program, receive a transcript review, as well as have an opportunity to resolve questions.

Please contact  Michelle Diaz to submit an application and make an appointment.

Surgical Technology Student

Prerequisite updates for Fall 2019

CST to AAS

Prerequisites: 31

Current CST Certification from NBSTSA – Credits: 31

General Education Requirements: 31

  • BIO 100—Biology Concepts (4)
  • BIO 201—Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIO 202—Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • BIO 205—Microbiology (4)
  • ENG 101-English Composition I (3)
  • HES 113—Medical Terminology (3)
  • CIS 110—Intro to Computer Info Systems (3) or higher
  • PSY 101—Introductory Psychology ( 3)
  • COM 121 – Interpersonal Communications (3)

Total Degree Credits: 62

Options:

  • Students can take BIO 181 in place of BIO 100
  • Students will receive credit for COM 121 if they took COM 100 or COM 151

 

Questions or Concerns contact Taylor Shipman 928-505-3307 tshipman@mohave.com

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Fall 2019 Update: Surgical Technology Program Requirements

Prerequisite Requirements: 19

  • BIO 100—Biology Concepts (4)
  • BIO 201—Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIO 202—Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • BIO 205—Microbiology (4)
  • HES 113—Medical Terminology (3)

General Education Requirements: 12

  • ENG 101—English Composition I (3)
  • CIS 110—Intro to Computer Info Systems (3) or higher
  • PSY 101—Introductory Psychology ( 3)
  • COM 121 – Interpersonal Communications (3)

Program Requirements: 38

  • SGT 121—Orientation and Introduction to Surgery (2)
  • SGT 122—Surgical Techniques (4)
  • SGT 123—Pharmacology for Surgical Technology (3)
  • SGT 221—Surgical Concepts (2)
  • SGT 222—Surgical Procedures (6)
  • SGT 231—Surgical Technology Externship I (12)
  • SGT 232—Surgical Technology Externship II (9)

Total Degree Credits: 69

Options:

  • Students can take BIO 181 in place of BIO 100
  • Students will receive credit for COM 121 if they took COM 100 or COM 151

Questions or Concerns contact Taylor Shipman 928-505-3307 tshipman@mohave.com

 

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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-16 2016-17
Job Placement 80% 86%     88%    100% 83%
Board Pass Rate 70% 100%  88% 89% 100%

MCC’s Surgical Technology program has goals for our graduates to attain. These include earning an Associate of Applied Science and the title of Certified Surgical Technologist. To receive that designation, the student must sit for the exam given by the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. The Director takes pride in the results of the student’s efforts.

Mohave Community College Surgical Technology Program Student Work Policy

All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are in the clinical rotation will be educational in nature.  Students will not be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution, in the capacity of a Surgical Technologist.