To provide eligible Suffolk County residents with the opportunity to attend a 12-month, full-time educational program in Surgical Technology leading to a career as a surgical technologist.
Program Goal Defining Minimum Expectations:
To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology (cognitive),
- apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the role of a surgical technologist (cognitive),
- demonstrate knowledge of human biology (cognitive),
- implement appropriate techniques in the control of contamination/infection (cognitive),
- demonstrate knowledge of the surgical technologists responsibilities in the operating room/surgical environment (cognitive),
- apply knowledge of surgical and ancillary equipment to the care of the surgical patient (cognitive),
- anticipate the needs of the patient and surgical team in the operating room/surgical environment (cognitive),
- be proficient in the handling and maintenance of sterile instrumentation and ancillary equipment (psychomotor),
- prepare and preserve the sterile field in surgical environments (psychomotor),
- respond appropriately in the delivery of optimal care to all patients (affective) and
- demonstrate consistent and respectful communication with patients, colleagues and professional staff (affective).
The Surgical Technology Program is open to 10 applicants in a cohort who meet the program criteria and eligibility. Interested applicants must meet the income eligibility requirements as specified by the grant program, as well as the application criteria, which includes a high school or high school equivalency transcript (TASC), one year of high school algebra, a 70 or higher on the TEAS exam, two essays and an interview.
Please contact Carol Turner at email@example.com or 631-451-4559 for application information/packet and income eligibility requirements.
The graduation requirements for the program include the completion 1,304 hours of instruction, lab and clinical experiences including the successful completion of a minimum of 120 scrubs at an offsite hospital or surgical center and a 65 average or above.
The program includes five main content areas:
|1. Healthcare Sciences||204|
|2. Technological Sciences||12|
|3. Patient Care Concepts||6|
|4. Surgical Technology/Surgical Procedures||920*|
|5. Professional Practice||25|
*The program will require 120 clinical scrub-ins at an off-site hospital and/or surgical center. Participants will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the clinical site.
Support for the development/production of this material was provided in part by a grant under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 administered by the New York State Education Department.