The Surgical Technology program at Sinclair Community College has been Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) approved since 1998 and offers the opportunity to prepare for a career as a member of a surgical team.
A surgical technologist works together with the surgeon, registered nurse and anesthesiologist as a member of the surgical team. To ensure proper surgical case management, the surgical technologist prepares and passes all sterile instruments during the surgical procedure while maintaining the sterile field and anticipating the needs of the surgeon.
The surgical technologist helps to meet the needs of patients in the operating rooms of hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician offices, diagnostic facilities and other agencies where surgery is performed.
The Surgical Technology program is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters on a full-time basis when a student begins the technical portion of the program. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all program courses.
The program includes both didactic instruction and supervised clinical practice in all areas required by CAAHEP. Supervised clinical practice in area operating rooms include participating in procedures in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, plastic surgery, urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery and cardiovascular and peripheral vascular surgery.