Surgical Technologists function under the supervision of a surgeon as a vital member of the health care team responsible for ensuring that operating room equipment is functioning properly and operative procedures are conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Additionally, the Surgical Technologist supervises the placement, care, and utilization of all instruments and assists with invasive, therapeutic, and diagnostic procedure.
• 67 credits
• Clinical experience
Surgical Tech Program Curriculum
The Associate Degree in Surgical Technology offers students the opportunity to combine the knowledge of human anatomy and physiology with expertise in the theory and application of aseptic techniques, instrumentation, and surgical procedures.
This course provides an introduction to the perioperative skills required to function as a beginning Surgical Technologist in various health care environments. The course will focus on establishing, maintaining, and coordinating the methods required for quality patient care in the operating room according to established professional standards. Students will apply aseptic technique, surgical principles, and surgical conscience in the performance of the required skills.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that between 2020 and 2030, employment opportunities for surgical technologists will grow at a faster-than-average rate of nine percent. This increased demand is expected to create 9,500 new surgical tech positions over a ten-year timeframe.
Positions in the New York tri-state area include:
Operating Room Technician
Obstetrical Scrub Technician
Organ Recovery Specialist
Surgical Tech – Ambulatory Surgery OR
Surgical Tech – Plastic Surgery
Clubs and honor societies offer a wealth of networking opportunities, and often give you information and experiences you don’t get in a classroom. At Monroe, there are several to choose from:
Alpha Eta - The national honor society for the allied health professions
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - A professional organization
Allied Health Club of Monroe College - Conduct health fairs, attend presentations, participate in community service