Surgical Technology

Aubree Rhoad, BS, Coordinator
Phone: (567) 242-5930
Office: TL 102F

The Surgical Technology program at Rhodes State College prepares students for a career as a member of a surgical team in four semesters. A surgical technologist is an allied health professional who assists the surgeon, registered nurse, and anesthesiologist as a member of the surgical team. To ensure proper surgical case management, the surgical technologist prepares and passes all sterile instruments during the surgical procedure while maintaining the sterile field and anticipating the needs of the surgeon. The surgical technologist helps to meet the needs of patients in the operating rooms of hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician offices, diagnostic facilities, and other agencies where surgery is performed. Learn more about this career at

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion the student will be able to:

  1. Assist in surgical procedures/cases safely by utilizing appropriate knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, and the application of surgical aseptic technique, sterility and decontamination. Meet the educational requirements necessary for the national certifying exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Cognitive (knowledge)
  2. Practice within the legal, ethical, and professional scope of the surgical technologist by performing all skills and duties safely during the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases of patient care. Psychomotor (skills)
  3. Develop the entry level employment skill for the various roles of the Surgical Technologist (ST). Utilize effective communication and globalization skills. Affective (behavioral)

Technical Standards
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Tech Prep Partner
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