Manassas, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Surgical Technology, Surgical Technology, Surgical Technology, Surgical Technology

Program Overview

Program Description:

If you are a person who wants a valued and rewarding career in the medical field, and if you want to be part of the important and dynamic action in today's surgical operating room teams, then a career in Surgical Technology might be right for you.

Surgical Technologists are also known as scrubs or surgical or operating room technicians. They assist in surgical operations under the direction of surgeons, registered nurses, physician's assistants, or other surgical personnel. A surgical technologist, working with their team, would:

Prepare the OR by setting up surgical instruments, sterile drapes, equipment and solutions; assemble both sterile and non-sterile equipment, and check equipment for proper functioning
Prepare patients for surgery, transporting them to the OR room, positioning them on the operating table, and draping patients
During operations, hold and pass instruments and sterile supplies to surgeons, and assist with the operating process by holding retractors, cutting sutures, counting sponges, needles and supplies
Operate lights, suction machines, and diagnostic equipment used during procedures

Additional Program Information

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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