Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

Surgical Tech

Midwestern Career College’s 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the surgical technician field.

MCC’s AAS in Surgical Technology promises to provide premier career-focused education in surgical technology to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The only CAAHEP Accredited AAS in Surgical Technology program in the city of Chicago.  

Midwestern Career College’s Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. 

Those looking to start or further their career in healthcare, specifically in the action and excitement of the operating room, will excel in this program.

Campus:Study format:Start date:
Chicago LaSalle Branch CampusHybrid1/10/2022
Program Length: 80 Instructional Weeks/5 Terms

Surgical Technologist Job Description

Surgical technologists play a vital role in the operating room by demonstrating competence and skill in:

  • Preparation of the operating room environment with instruments, equipment, and supplies
  • Proper technique for surgical hand scrubbing, gowning, gloving and assisting team members
  • Set up and sterility of the Mayo and back tables
  • Proper handling of drapes for the surgeon
  • Proper handling of instruments, equipment, supplies and sutures before, during and after surgery
  • Application of common types of surgical and specialty dressing

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Certifications

Midwestern Career College’s Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Graduates of MCC’s AAS Surgical Technology program will be eligible to sit for these national certifications:

Surgical Technology Program Objectives

MCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology teaches students to:

  • Communicate and interact as effective members of the surgical team
  • Practice independent clinical judgments under the supervision of the surgeon or registered nurse
  • Provide skills and knowledge to be successful as an entry-level surgical technologist
  • Pass the certification examination
  • Assume responsibility for lifelong learning following graduation
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical and legal principles of surgical technology practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of preoperative, intraoperative, and post-operative surgical case management in the role of surgical technologist
  • Assume a sense of responsibility, self-discipline, pride, teamwork and enthusiasm
  • Incorporate learned competencies to assemble and operate instruments, equipment and supplies for the delivery of patient care as an entry-level practitioner during basic surgical procedures
  • Demonstrate the application of the principles of asepsis and surgical conscience in a knowledgeable manner that provides optimal patient care in the operating room.

Curriculum

The Surgical Technology Program prepares competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Cognitive:

  • Prepare students to successfully complete the Surgical Technology Certifying Examination
    Correlate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and microbiology to the student’s role as surgical technologists
  • Prepare students to function in the role of an entry level surgical technologists in a professional, caring and ethical manner when providing patient care

Psychomotor:

  • Discuss, demonstrate and apply appropriate surgical technology protocols and procedures in various situations within the healthcare setting
  • Demonstrate safe practical techniques in perioperative routine, patient transportation, positioning and emergency procedures
  • Demonstrate and apply principles of surgical asepsis as part of the perioperative setting
  • Provide the community with professional and competent employees in the role of entry-level surgical technologists

Affective:

  • Promote life-long learning and development of professional and personal growth, critical thinking and leadership

Externship of Surgical Technology Program

Students must complete a 270 clock-hour externship at MCC affiliated clinical sites, during which a completion of 140 clinical cases, as outlined in the Surgical Technology Student Handbook, must be completed.

Completion of clinical hours and cases is required for graduation.

CAAHEP Accreditation

Midwestern Career College’s Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 7% job growth in surgical technology is projected from 2019–2029.

Graduates may secure jobs in labor or delivery departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, hospital surgery departments, physicians’ offices and central supply departments. Check out job listings in the Chicagoland area for surgical technologists on IndeedCareer Builder, Monster and ZipRecruiter.

Admissions Contact Info

Admissions

203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1
admissions@mccollege.edu

 

Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

 

 

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