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Surgical Technology

Prerequisite: Contact career counselor for details at 580.242.2750

The surgical technology student learns to handle the instruments, supplies and equipment necessary for surgical procedure and develops an understanding of various procedures in clinical settings.  Students have the opportunity for clinical experiences in the operating room, central processing, anesthesia, cardiac catheterization lab, outpatient department, endoscopy and the post anesthesia care unit. 

CAREERS AVAILABLE IN THE INDUSTRY:

• Hospitals

• Surgical centers

• Physicians’ offices

• Private technologists

• Medical sales representative

• Traveling surgical technologist

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS:

• Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

• Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C) through the National Center for Competency Testing

• Central Sterile Processing Technician exam administered by CBSPD

•Central Sterile Processing Technician exam administered by IAHCSMM

• Surgical Technologist exam through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

• American Heart Association- BLS Healthcare Provider CPR

• OSHA 10 Healthcare