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Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus

Program Description

The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to function as members of the surgical team in hospitals and clinics with registered nurses and surgeons in the operating room. The graduate is qualified to prepare the surgical environment and function as a team member during the operative procedures. National certification is available to graduates. The surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Job openings are available nationwide for graduates of the surgical technology program. Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Bureau of Labor statistics). Admission to the surgical technology program requires applicants to meet program-specific criteria. For information on application procedures and acceptance, contact the Admissions Office at WITCC. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in all program requirements. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  There is limited enrollment in this program.  To inquire about availability, please contact Fran DeJong at fran.dejong@witcc.edu.

Eligibility for Board Certification

The WITCC Surgical Technology program is CAAHEP accredited. Graduates from the program are eligible to obtain certification from the National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assistants.

Program Board Results

100% of the WITCC Surgical Technology Program graduates who attempted the National certification Exam in 2017 achieved the status of Certified Surgical Technologist(CST). 

For more information or application, contact:

NBSTSA
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100 Littleton, CO 80120
(800) 707-0057
www.nbsta.org 

CAAHEP
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.CAAHEP.org

Contacts

Renee Nemitz CST, RN, renee.nemitz@witcc.edu
Teri Peterson MSN, RN Division Chair of Allied Health, Ext 1421 Room L309 teri.peterson@witcc.edu

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
SUR 111 Surgical Procedures I 3
SUR 127 Introduction to Surgical Technology 3
SUR 132 Surgical Technology Practice 5
SUR 133 Surgical Asepsis and Instrumentation 3
BIO 169 Human Anatomy and Physiology IA w/lab 4
     
SUR 112 Surgical Procedures II 8
SUR 145 Patient Care Concepts 3
SUR 423 Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist 3
BIO 174 Human Anatomy and Physiology IIA w/lab 4
     
SUR 213 Surgical Procedures III 8
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
ENG 105 Composition I 3
     
SUR 214 Surgical Procedures IV 7
SUR 350 Surgical Board Review 1
SUR 535 Surgical Preceptorship 2
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3

TOTAL CREDITS: 65.00

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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu
info@witcc.edu