Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Surgical Technology, AS (SURG-AS-GH)

Location(s): Gateway, Housatonic


CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Surgical Technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, registered nurses, and anesthesia personnel. Surgical Technologists are also responsible for assembling and organizing all the specialized instruments, equipment and tools needed for a wide variety of surgical procedures. They are experts in sterile technique and are responsible for maintaining the sterile field during surgery.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to perioperative patient care.
  • Distinguish the elements, action, and use of medications and anesthetic agents used during the perioperative experience.
  • Demonstrate safe practice in the role of Surgical Technologist.
  • Display competence in technical skills and aseptic technique in the perioperative environment.
  • Practice responsible and accountable behavior within the role and competencies of the Surgical Technologist.
  • Organize the intraoperative environment efficiently as a member of the surgical team.
  • Apply learned knowledge and skills in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains to become nationally certified as a Surgical Technologist.

The Surgical Technology Program at CT State Community College Gateway Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). The program is accredited by the: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), www.caahep.org, 9355-113th St., N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775. Phone: (727) 210-2350. Fax: (727) 210-2354. Email: mail@caahep.org. Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting: 19751 East Mainstreet, Suite #339, Parker, CO 80138, Phone: (303) 694 - 9262, Email: info@arcstsa.org

The Surgical Technology Program at Housatonic Community College has probationary accreditation the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). The program has probationary accreditation through the: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), www.caahep.org, 9355-113th St., N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775. Phone: (727) 210-2350. Fax: (727) 210-2354. Email: mail@caahep.org. Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting: 19751 East Mainstreet, Suite #339, Parker, CO 80138, Phone: (303) 694 - 9262, Email: info@arcstsa.org