(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, both didactic and clinical.

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.

The Surgical Technology curriculum includes planned learning experiences for a period of either one or two years. Students complete the core curriculum during the first year, which comprises the diploma level of this program and may continue a second year with additional coursework and clinical specialties to complete the Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology.

Certification Eligibility
Graduates are eligible to take the certification examination for Certified Surgical Technologists given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

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