The Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology at City College prepares students for entry-level positions in the exciting surgical technology field. Surgical technologists assist in surgeries under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses or other surgical personnel. They are vital members of operating room teams, which most commonly include surgeons, anesthesiologists and circulating nurses.
As a student in City College’s Surgical Technology program, you’ll learn common operating room procedures and how to work under high-pressure situations so you can have a positive impact on patients. You’ll study anatomy, physiology, and surgical procedures and techniques, and develop your professional and patient interaction skills. Students get valuable, hands-on experience working in our industry-current labs and during surgical technologist externships in real-world healthcare environments.
Graduates from the Fort Lauderdale campus are eligible to sit for certification examinations, if they choose, and can seek employment in settings including hospitals, day surgery centers, laser and imaging centers, and physicians’ offices.
||Core Courses Include:
- Hospital surgical suites and emergency rooms
- Outpatient surgicenters
- Laser and imaging centers
- Physicians’ offices
- Anatomy and Physiology (structures and organs)
- Fundamentals of Surgical Technology
- Surgical Procedures
- Surgical Techniques
For more detailed information on this program, see our Academic Catalog.
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