Surgical Technology (certificate, with AAS–T option) Curriculum

The Seattle Central Surgical Technology Program is a 4–quarter, full–time course of study, which begins in Summer Quarter. A student completing this program will have the skills needed to work as a surgical technologist in a healthcare setting and will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam for Surgical Technology and apply for Washington State registration.

All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing their clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving any monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will they be substituted for hired staff personnel with the clinical institution, in the capacity of a surgical technologist.

A student must meet the criteria for each classification of surgical cases mandated by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Students enrolled in SURG 125 and SURG 135, Clinical Practice I and II will be required to have obtained a total of 120 surgical cases. Of the minimum 120 surgical case requirement, a minimum of 30 surgical cases must be in General Surgery. 20 of these cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete ninety (90) cases in various surgical specialties. 60 of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of five surgical specialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. This is the clinical case requirement for program completion and graduation, and it complies with the standards mandated by ARC/STSA.

Contact Information

Surgical Technology Program
Allied Health Division
Seattle Central College
1200 12th Ave S, Ste 202
Seattle, WA 98144

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