• Surgical Technology Program

    Associate in Applied Science Degree , Certification Program

    Available at: West Campus
    Del Mar College uses the Texas Common Application.
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    Program Overview

    This one-year program leads to a Certificate of Achievement and/or an Associate in Applied  Science Degree in Surgical Technology.  Graduates have a knowledge of surgical aseptic  technique and application: familiarity with surgical procedures, anatomy, physiology, mircobiology, pathology and the ability to meet the needs of the surgical team in areas  where they are qualified.

    Accreditation 

    The Surgical Technology program operates under the standards of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST). It is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 6 West Dry Creek, Suite 210, Littleton, CO 80120-80, (303) 694-9262. Graduates of this program are entitled to a Certificate of Achievement and are eligible to sit for the national certification examination. Those students passing the examination become Certified Surgical Technologists (CST). Certification is accepted in all 50 states, and is good for four years between renewals.

    Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology website is: http://www.arcst.org
    The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs website is: http://caahep.org

    *Students should be aware that in the state of Texas, the law dictates that hospitals are now required to hire only Certified Surgical Technologists if possible, and that only graduates of accredited Surgical Technology programs, like the one here at Del Mar College, are allowed to sit for the national certification exam. If you are considering a career in Surgical Technology be sure that the program you enter can offer you a path to certification upon completion.