(Associate Of Science Degree and Diploma)
The Mission of the Surgical Technology program of Cabarrus College is to prepare competent entry level surgical technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains by providing sound educational opportunities, in both didactic and clinical settings.

Program Goals:
  • Provide opportunities for application of theoretical concepts and cognitive skills, as well as for the development of optimal affective and psychomotor abilities needed to meet current industry standards.
  • Meet or exceed the criteria set forth in the current Standards and Guidelines for successful completion of the Certification Test administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
  • Provide clinical experiences that build upon classroom instruction in the basic sciences, patient care, aseptic techniques and surgical procedures to prepare students to become an integral part of a surgical team.
  • Prepare students for successful placement into entry level positions in the field of surgical technology.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with the associate degree in Surgical Technology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the application of anatomy and physiology concepts to meet current industry standards in the surgical setting.
  • Develop a sound surgical conscience in regard to perioperative routines and procedures.
  • Demonstrate aseptic technique when performing surgical procedures in the health care setting.
  • Apply knowledge of AST Core Curriculum by completing and passing the CST examination.
  • Develop skills useful to function collaboratively as a member of the healthcare surgical team.
  • Apply knowledge gained in the clinical experience and build upon classroom instruction to become an integral part of the surgical team.
  • Display entry level competencies while functioning in the field of surgical technology.
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