Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

A Surgical Technology Associate of Science Degree will help you work in an operating room.

Surgical Technologists, also called "Surgical Technicians", "Surg Techs", "Scrub Techs", "Operating Room Technicians", or "OR Techs", are crucial to a hospital. A Surg Tech assists in surgeries under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. This program provides classroom and lab education and a supervised clinical experience. You will take courses in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology. Other topics covered include the care and safety of patients before, during, and after surgery, asceptic techniques, and surgical procedures. You will also learn sterilization techniques, prevention and control of infection, and proper handling of surgical instruments, supplies, drugs, and solutions. Our program can be completed in 18 months in our day classes.

Locations: Louisville

Program Information

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Surgical Technology Program Accreditation Information

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-ST/SA). In 2017 CAAHEP awarded the Sullivan University (formally Spencerian College) Surgical Technology Program continuing accreditation through the years of 2017 - 2027. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam.

The ARC/STSA® is the only CAAHEP-recognized Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting. The ARC/STSA is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit accreditation services body providing national recognition for higher education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting, in collaboration with the Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in order to promote quality surgical patient care through quality education.

Accreditation Contact Information

CAAHEP
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
www.caahep.org

ARC-ST/SA
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 210
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: (303) 694-9262
www.arcstsa.org

CAAHEP Standard IV.V. - Outcomes Assesment

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam

Programs should report the total number of students graduating and the number who passed the CST® certification exam on the first attempt. Programs are required to meet the thresholds of 100% participation rate and 70% pass rate.

Sullivan University's (formerly Spencerian College) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2018 reporting year (8/1/2016 - 7/31/2017): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
%
 of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (15/15)
%
 of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 100% (15/15)

Spencerian College’s (now Sullivan University) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2017 reporting year (8/1/2015-7/31/2016): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
%
 of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (13/13)
%
 of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 100% (13/13)

Spencerian College’s (now Sullivan University) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2016 reporting year (8/1/2014-7/31/2015): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
%
 of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (5/5)
%
 of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 100% (5/5)

Spencerian College’s (now Sullivan University) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2015 reporting year (8/1/2013-7/31/2014): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
%
 of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (4/4)
%
 of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 100% (4/4)

Spencerian College’s (now Sullivan University) Outcomes Assessment Exam for 2014 reporting year (8/1/2012-7/31/2013): Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Achievements
%
 of students/graduates who took CST exam: 100% (15/15)
%
 of students/graduates who passed CST exam: 93.3% (14/15)

Find out more information about program successes in graduation rates, placement rates and occupations for this program. View Licensure Disclosures by State.

Courses

Courses

Course
Title
Credit Hours
SUR 100
Introduction to Surgical Technology
6.00
SUR 101
Orientation to Surgical Technology
3.00
SUR 174
Surgical Anatomy & Physiology
4.00
SUR 178
Surgical Pharmacology
4.00
SUR 199
Microbiology for Surgical Technologists
6.00
SUR 200
Surgical Techniques
6.00
SUR 201
Surgical Procedures I
14.00
SUR 202
Surgical Procedures II
14.00
SUR 301
Professional Issues
2.00
CCS 110
College Success Strategies
2.00
CCS 245
Career Development
2.00
MED 176
Medical Terminology - MED
4.00
MED 211
Health and Safety Techniques – NDT
3.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
MED 172
Anatomy and Physiology I - MED
4.00
MED 173
Anatomy and Physiology II - MED
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
PSY 214
Introduction to Psychology
4.00
Course:
SUR 100
Title:
Introduction to Surgical Technology
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
SUR 101
Title:
Orientation to Surgical Technology
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
SUR 174
Title:
Surgical Anatomy & Physiology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
SUR 178
Title:
Surgical Pharmacology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
SUR 199
Title:
Microbiology for Surgical Technologists
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
SUR 200
Title:
Surgical Techniques
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
SUR 201
Title:
Surgical Procedures I
Credit Hours:
14.00
Course:
SUR 202
Title:
Surgical Procedures II
Credit Hours:
14.00
Course:
SUR 301
Title:
Professional Issues
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
CCS 110
Title:
College Success Strategies
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
CCS 245
Title:
Career Development
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
MED 176
Title:
Medical Terminology - MED
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MED 211
Title:
Health and Safety Techniques – NDT
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MED 172
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology I - MED
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MED 173
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology II - MED
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSY 214
Title:
Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Total Credit Hours: 94.00

For departmental guidelines, policies, and / or procedures, refer to the Surgical Technology Department's Addendum to the student handbook.

*The clinical requirement consists of 480 hours.