Status: AWARD PLAN PUBLISHED
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Surgical Technologist is an integral member of the surgical team. The Surgical Technologist works closely with the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and registered nurse to deliver direct patient care before, during, and after surgery. This degree plan combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical experience for the surgical technologist. Emphasis is placed on the proper application of sterile technique and modern technology to patient care in the operating room. The student will receive information in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, surgical pathology, and surgical procedures along with the standard practices involved in surgical technology. Upon completion of the program the student is qualified to take the national certification examination for surgical technologists. ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. A separate application process is required for admission into the Surgical Technology Program. Departmental approval is required to register for any of the Surgical Technology Courses (SRGT). The program is nationally accredited, oversight of which is by the Accreditation Review Committee -Surgical Technology (6 W Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120; Phone (303) 694-9262) with CAAHEP (35 E. Wacker Drive Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208; Phone (312) 553-9355). Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination, provide documentation of immunizations, and verify annual tuberculosis status.
In order to meet requirements of clinical agencies, criminal background checks and drug screenings for all Health Sciences students are now required as part of the admissions process.
Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up to date information on the Program's web page through a link at www.austincc.edu/health or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Offices at Eastview Campus, Room 8356 or Round Rock Campus, Room 3105.