Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program prepares students to function in cooperation with the surgeon and nurses in the operating room performing duties that are vital for the safety and care of surgical patients. Students must have knowledge and skills in surgical aseptic techniques for preparation and use of materials during a surgical procedure. Students also must be able to relate to patients and other people in the field. Using reasonable judgment when working in emergency surgical situations is required.

At the completion of the program, students will be able to accept responsibility expected of the surgical technologist as a beginning staff employee in the operating room. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to write the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists for qualification as a certified surgical technologist (CST).


The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Ste. 100
Littleton, CO 80120
Toll-free: (800) 707-0057
Fax: (303) 325-2536
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Surgical Technology (photo)

If you have more specific questions regarding this program, please contact Tina Jones, CST/RST, who is an instructor in the program, or Becky Scheid, CST/RST, BA, who is the program director.

For more information...
For more information:
Tina Jones, CST/RST
(509) 533-7303 or
(800) 248-5644 ext. 7303
Becky Scheid, CST/RST, BA<
(509) 533-8126 or
(800) 248-5644 ext. 8126
All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Course Title Credits
SURG 100Introduction to Surgical Technology 2.0
SURG 101Surgical Procedures 5.0
SURG 104Central Service Clinical 1.0
SURG 105Blood-borne Pathogens and HIV/AIDS 1.0
SURG 107Surgical Environment 3.0
SURG 111Technical Skills I 4.0
SURG 120Disease Transmission and Control 3.0
SURG 202Surgical Procedures 6.0
SURG 203Surgical Procedures 4.0
SURG 206Perioperative Care of the Patient 4.0
SURG 212Technical Skills II 4.0
SURG 250Surgical Seminar 3.0
SURG 254Operating Room Practicum 2.0
SURG 255Operating Room Practicum 5.0
SURG 256Operating Room Practicum 10.0
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