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Surgical Technologist Degree

Offered at: Westminster

A.A.S. in Surgical Technology

60 credits
(4 semesters)

The Surgical Technologist is an integral member of the surgical team including the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nurse to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. Before an operation, surgical technologists help prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment. During the surgery, technologist pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and assistants.

This four semester program develops the knowledge and skills for an entry level job as a Surgical Technologist, one of the fastest growing jobs in health care. Surgical technologists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, surgery departments, obstetric departments, and ambulatory surgery centers.

The Curriculum is in alignment with the standards set forth by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) core curriculum guidelines. Courses include:

  • Health sciences (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, anesthesia, medical terminology, microbiology)
  • Technological sciences (electricity, information technology, robotics)
  • Patient care concepts (bio-psycho-social needs of the patient, death and dying)
  • Surgical technology equipment

Surgical Technology degree: See required courses by semester.

See degree requirements.

See Surgical Tech course descriptions.

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Visit the Westminster Campus Allied Health department page to learn more about our program; look under the Program Information section.

Surgical Technologist Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Surgical Technologist $40,051
$49,720 $54,554
Colorado Labor Market Information (2016)

 

Program Accreditation

The program has a site visit scheduled for initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org). This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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