Surgical Technology Program

Home > Programs > Surgical Technology > Learn More

Surgical Technology Program Details

Additional Program Details

Program Description

To prepare competent, entry-level surgical technologists with curriculum that addresses the three learning domains-cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (hands-on skills), and affective (professional behavior and conduct). Students develop the skills required to become an integral member of the surgical team, which includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other personnel who deliver patient care before, during, and after surgery.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately 18 months (less than two years)
 
Curriculum:  What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Surgical Technologist?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Surgical Technology program:
  • Surgical patient care
  • Endoscopic principles and procedures
  • Clinical preparation and practice
  • Advanced surgical procedures

How to Become a Certified Surgical Technologist
 
Graduates of Pima Medical's Surgical Technology program receive an associate degree and may sit for credentialing exams conducted by the National Board for Respiratory Care for the following positions:
  • Surgical Technology
  • Registered Surgical Technology
  • Certified Surgical Technology
  • Staff Surgical Technology

Where Can I Take a Surgical Technology Training Class Near Me?

Arizona

California

Colorado



Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
BIO 122 Anatomy and Physiology I 45 15 - 3.5
BIO 118 Medical Terminology 45 - - 3.0
MTH 131 Math Applications 45 - - 3.0
CCM 140 Communications 30 - - 2.0
SUR 100 Introduction to Surgical Technology 45 15 - 3.5
Semester I Total 210 30 - 15.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
BIO 132 Anatomy and Physiology II 45 15 - 3.5
BIO 133 Microbiology 60 15 - 4.5
SUR 140 Surgical Patient Care 45 30 - 4.0
SUR 120 Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology 60 30 - 5.0
Semester II Total 210 90 - 17.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
SUR 200 Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia 60 30 - 5.0
SUR 210 Endoscopic Principles and Procedures 60 30 - 5.0
SUR 220 Basic Surgical Procedures 60 60 - 6.0
Semester III Total 180 120 - 16.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
SUR 230 Advanced Surgical Procedures 60 60 - 6.0
SUR 240 Clinical Preparation and Practice 15 60 - 3.0
SUR 245 Professional Development 45 - - 3.0
SUR 250 Clinical Practicum I - - 120 2.5
Semester IV Total 120 120 120 14.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
SUR 260 Clinical Practicum II - - 480 10.5
SUR 270 Certification Preparation 60 - - 4.0
Semester V Total 60 - 480 14.5
Program Totals 780 360 600 77.0
REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
Phone:
Email:
Zip:
Which campus would you like to attend?
Which program are you interested in?
We Value Your Privacy
By submitting this form requesting information, I give Pima Medical Institute permission to contact me via email, telephone, mobile phone or text messages. If you prefer to contact us directly please call (888) 903‑7462.