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Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology, AAS

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Combining convenient online instruction, laboratory simulations, and supervised clinical practice, this degree prepares students for a career as a Surgical Technologist.  Instruction includes core courses essential to health care professionals as well as specialty courses in Surgical Technology.  Simulation of surgical suites in the Allied Health laboratory allow for hands-on practice of essential psychomotor skills to become an integral part of the surgical team.  Clinical practice in hospital operating rooms, surgery center operating rooms, surgical processing services, and labor and delivery centers provide actual experiences to prepare students for entry-level positions as a Surgical Technologist.

This AAS is 96 credits in length.  A program application is required, with 10 students accepted annually, each fall quarter (August 1st) by use of a competitive point system.  Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology.

This degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL, 33763; 727.210.2350. 

Total Credits 96

Core Competency Codes

♦ Computation
• Communication
■ Human Relation

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