Career Training Certificate
Learn the skills needed to become part of an operating room team as a surgical technologist. Complete this program exclusively on weekdays. Student selection for the program begins in September with training beginning in January.
Note: This is a clock-hour, non-credit certificate offered through the PCC Center for Training and Development.
Before enrolling in this program, you must complete certain requirements.
What can I do with this certificate?
Career Options: Seek employment as an entry-level Surgical Technologist in hospital operating rooms and surgical centers.
Academic Options: Continue your studies by working toward additional certificates or an associate's degree in a health-care field.
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|HO 900||Introduction to Surgical Technology I *||86|
|HO 910||Introduction to Surgical Technology II *||45|
|HO 920||Anatomy & Physiology: Skin, Muscle and Skeletal||96|
|HO 922||Anatomy & Physiology: Nerves, Senses and Endocrine||96|
|HO 924||Anatomy & Physiology: Blood, Heart, Vessels and Lymph||96|
|HO 926||Anatomy & Physiology: Respiratory and Digestive||55|
|HO 928||Anatomy & Physiology: Urinary and Reproductive||55|
|HO 930||Surgical Procedures *||96|
|HO 940||Communication and Computers for Surgical Technologists *||40|
|HO 941||Electricity for Surgical Technologists||30|
|HO 942||Physics for Surgical Technologists||27|
|HO 943||Robotics for Surgical Technologists||24|
|HO 950CL||Surgical Technologist Clinical I||110|
|HO 953CL||Surgical Technologist Clinical II||110|
|HO 956CL||Surgical Technologist Clinical III||120|
|HO 990||Surgical Technologist Externship I||120|
|HO 995||Surgical Technologist Externship II||120|
|* This required course may also be fulfilled by taking a series of course modules. These options are listed below.|
|Complete: HO 900 Introduction to Surgical Technology I, or complete: HO 900A Professional Responsibilities and Relations (6 clock-hours); and HO 900B Environmental and Work Place Safety (6); and HO 900C Introduction to Microbiology, Infection, and Immunology (29); and HO 900D Wound Healing (6); and HO 900E Pharmacology and Anesthesia (39)|
|Complete: HO 910 Introduction to Surgical Technology II, or complete: HO 910A Aseptic Technique (10 clock-hours); and HO 910B Patient Care (20); and HO 910C Surgical Instrumentation (15)|
|Complete: HO 930 Surgical Procedures, or complete: HO 930A General Surgery (12 clock-hours); and HO 930B Obstetrics and Gynecology Surgery (12); and HO 930C Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (EENT) Surgery (12); and HO 930D Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (12); and HO 930E Genitourinary Surgery (12); and HO 930F Orthopaedic Surgery (12); and HO 930G Thoracic and Peripheral Vascular Surgery (12); and HO 930H Cardiac and Neurology Surgery (12)|
|Complete HO 940 Communication and Computers for Surgical Technologists, or complete: HO 940A Interpersonal Relationships for Surgical Technologists (12 clock-hours); and HO 940B Ethical and Legal Considerations (16); and HO 940C Computer for Surgical Technologists (12)|