Associate of Applied Science Degree Program - 90 Quarter Credit Hours
Fort Wayne and Indianapolis East Campuses Only
This program is designed to provide students with an academic and clinical background in the field of surgical technology. Students develop the skills necessary to be a knowledgeable, professional and responsible member of the surgical team. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in a number of health care facilities including hospitals, medical centers and public and private surgical centers.
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
Acquire a foundation in the basic sciences to synthesize and understand the various patient-focused events that occur in a surgical setting.
Demonstrate mastery of manual dexterity skills in the use of basic surgical instruments and supplies to ensure quality patient care and safety.
Exhibit a high level of surgical conscience identified by the Association of Surgical Technologist Code of Ethics.
Acquire and apply surgical technologist skills as an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of fast-paced surgical environments.
Prepare to sit for the national certification and respond to changes in technology in the field through professional development opportunities.
Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses section of this Catalog for details.
Indicates a grade of ‘B-’ (80%) is required for successful completion of this core course for students enrolled in the Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please see the Core Courses section of this Catalog for details.
Please see the Accreditation section of this Catalog for information regarding programmatic accreditation for this program. Also refer to the Program Employment Requirements section for the state employment requirements.
Program Length: The Surgical Technology-AAS program is 84 weeks in length and 1,371 clock hours.
Program Delivery: The Surgical Technology-AAS program is offered in residential or a combination of residential and distance learning instructional delivery formats.