Salt Lake City, Utah (PressExposure) September 20, 2009 -- If you thrive in a fast-paced work environment and are committed to the life saving work in the field of healthcare, a career as a surgical technologist might be the right one for you. Thanks to a rise in an aging population and an increase in the number of surgical procedures being performed, the demand of surgical technologists is expected to rise by 24 percent by 2016 (source: [http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos106.htm]). Recognizing the above average growth rate in this field, Stevens-Henager College now offers an Associateâs degree in Surgical Technology at all its campuses (except Boise).
The course curriculum includes Computerized Medical Administration, Management Principles, Personal and Professional Relations, Anatomy, Physiology, and Terminology, Surgical Technology/ Patient Care Concepts, Microbiology and Infection Control, General and Minimal Surgical Procedures, Surgical Pharmacology, Asepsis and the Surgical Environment, Surgical Instrumentation and Supplies, Systematic Surgical Procedures I and II, Sensory and Plastic Surgical Procedures, Clinical Externship and Practicum, Surgical Suite Operations, Surgical Robotic, Physics & Electronics, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Surgical Interventions. The program also prepares students for possible certifications in ARC-ST sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and the Association of Surgical Technologists, Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
An Associate Surgical Technology Degree aims at preparing students for entry-level positions as members of a surgical team. Graduate can look for employment in hospitals and in surgical centers as trained surgical technologists. The Surgical Technology Degree is geared to help students meet the expected demands and challenges of this field. The curriculum also includes hands-on training and clinical experience at some of the best hospitals in the Salt Lake City area.
A campus interview is necessary to qualify a studentâs eligibility for the Associateâs Degree in Surgical Technology. At Stevens-Henager College, with their Fast Track program, one can now earn an Associate degree in Surgical Technology in as little as 20 months. Also, there is no need to wait a long time for a course to begin, as classes start every month.
For more details on the Associate Degree in Surgical Technology, call 1-800-267-4869 or visit http://www.stevenshenager.edu to request more information.