The Surgical Technology program prepares students to work as an effective surgical team member. Students learn a variety of skills in lecture, experiential lab, and practical settings. Entry-level skills include peri-operative, intra-operative and post-operative patient care, aseptic technique, sterile procedures, surgical instrumentation, and sterile processing. Clinical practice locations include hospitals and surgical centers throughout Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon.
Both CBC and the Surgical Technology program are independently accredited. CBC is accredited through the premier regional accrediting body, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Columbia Basin College Surgical Technology certificate program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354
Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are eligible to sit for the NBSTSA certifying examination. The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification Testing is an important component for employment. Details are available at NBSTSA.org
To access the Surgical Technology program application, click on "Getting Started in the Surgical Technology Program" link in the blue box.
Surgical Technology Goals and Learning Domains
The program domain definitions are listed below. A detailed explanation of the Surgical Technology Goals and Learning Domain are also in the student program handbook.
Goal #1 Apply knowledge and skills from the biological sciences to safely perform during the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative phases of patient care.
Goal #2 Utilize appropriate medical terminology to communicate clearly and effectively with patients, physicians, and co-workers and provide for accurate documentation.
Goal #3 Employ appropriate ethical, professional, and respectful values while providing care to diverse populations within the healthcare system.
Goal #4 Demonstrate a strong surgical conscience, accountability, and legal implications of an individual’s actions as a member of the surgical team.
Goal #5 Integrate knowledge gained in core surgical technology courses to prepare for and assist with surgical interventions.
Goal #6 Utilize 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.
Goal #7 Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and organize the surgical field, while considering the physiology and urgency of patient care needs.
Goal #8 Demonstrate an entry-level knowledge base by successfully completing the NBSTSA exam.
Clinical Case requirements are the competencies required during surgical rotations. Student case requirements are necessary in order to graduate from the CBC Surgical Technology program.
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