The Associate Degree graduate of the SurgicalTechnology Program is a highly skilledsurgical technician. The surgical technicianfunctions as an integral part ofthe surgical team under the directsupervision of a licensed registeredprofessional nurse and in cooperationwith the surgeon, anesthesiologist oranesthetist.
Duties and responsibilities include preparing the sterile field, equipment and supplies, instrumentation during surgical procedures, as well as being able to operate complex machinery such as sterilizers, electrosurgical units, and diagnostic equipment used in surgery. The surgical technician will assist medical and nursing personnel in operating rooms, emergency rooms, and obstetrical facilities. Students planning on applying for an Allied Health Program are required to submit an ACT score with the application.