Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology
Eligible Students: Adult

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Surgical Technology is a 1-year program of classes (both traditional and laboratory settings), and clinical externship. A Surgical Technologist will learn aseptic techniques; instrumentation; surgical procedures; and direct patient care before, during, and after surgery. The program includes didactic and clinical instruction, as well as clinical hospital rotations.

Areas of Study: (What does a Surgical Technologist do?)

  • Principles of Aseptic Technique
  • Prepare Items for Sterilization
  • Assemble & Arrange Sterile Supplies
  • Pass Sterile Supplies & Instruments to the Surgeon
  • Prepare the Operating Room for Surgery
  • Positioning & Draping the Surgical Patient
  • Urinary Catheterization
  • Scrubbing, Gowning & Gloving
  • Transporting Patients
  • Operating Autoclaves
  • Identifying the Instruments & Supplies
  • Identifying & Handling Medications
  • Sponging, suctioning, irrigating, and retracting tissues
  • Assist during surgical procedures from beginning to end

    Become a Certified Surgical Technologist!

Surgical Technology Mission Statement

The purpose of the RTC Surgical Technology Program is to prepare students who have demonstrated the necessary desire, aptitude, strength of character and maturity to pass the National Certification Exam for Surgical Technology, and to obtain and hold a Surgical Technologist position.

The goal of this program is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent and certified entry level Surgical Technologist. This will be accomplished by (1) preparing graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains, and (2) meeting or exceeding what is required according to the Core Curriculum of Surgical Technology.

This program follows the standards and guidelines set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). We are a CAAHEP accredited Surgical Technology Program!
For more information, you may contact CAAHEP:
25400 US Highway 19 N
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL. 33763
(727) 210-2350
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Certifying Examination offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Admission & Application Information

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June 1st application deadline for classes beginning every August
(573) 458-0160

Enrollment & Financial Aid Information

Endi Rolufs (573) 458-0101-Ext 16007  [email protected]
Financial Aid Administrator

Sarah Norbo (573) 458-0101 Ext 16001  [email protected] 
RTC Admissions Assistant

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