The Ozarka College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology provides graduates of the program the knowledge and skills to sit for Certified Surgical Technologist credential. Once certified, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to be a productive part of the surgical team in hospital and private practice settings at the entry level. The AAS in Surgical Technology is nominally a two-year degree that provides students with foundational surgical technology classes as well as providing a firm grounding in general education coursework needed in today’s healthcare industry. The surgical technology coursework is taught both in the classroom and in clinical settings to provide the students with applied real-world learning experiences.
As a component of Ozarka College’s allied health programs, the Surgical Technology program goals are to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.
Ozarka College Surgical Technology Program Graduates will be able to:
Apply fundamental theoretical knowledge effectively and perform surgical technology roles and duties competently and safely as an entry-level practitioner during basic surgical procedures.
Utilize effective interpersonal communication skills and apply cultural, ethical, and legal concepts to the practice related to surgical patient care.
Exhibit professional behaviors and the ability to perform as a cooperative healthcare team member that is necessary to uphold ideal patient care standards