Eastwick College’s AAS in Surgical Technology will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to assist a surgical team in the capacity of a surgical technologist.
As an Eastwick student, you will be trained through classroom lectures, practice in the campus mock operating room, and clinical experience as an integral member of the surgical team in the operating room of a regional hospital. You will work closely with surgeons, assist with surgical procedures, and contribute to ensuring that the patient receives optimal care. Your responsibilities will include the preparation of the operating room and required instruments, equipment, medications, and supplies. You will monitor any breaks in the use of aseptic technique.
As a surgical technologist, you must possess emotional stability; a conscientious work ethic; mobility; sensory abilities (hearing, visual, and tactile); manual dexterity; and critical thinking, interpersonal, communication, and cognitive skills to handle the demands of the operating room environment. You will be expected to be familiar with all surgical procedures, anticipate the needs of the surgical team, and stay abreast of the developments in the field.
Eastwick’s AAS in Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Accreditation Review Council on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Upon graduating from Eastwick’s program, you will be eligible to apply for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). You will need to complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain your CST credential.