7224: Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate (1,330 Clock Hours)
Surgical Technology students are provided a curriculum that combines a heavy focus on human anatomy and disease, microbiology, surgical procedures, surgical tools and technologies to enable them to graduate with entry-level knowledge and competencies. More than 600 hours of guided clinical practice are provided in a variety of surgical settings including inpatient and outpatient surgical and obstetrical units. Students gain experience and have exposure to the latest cutting-edge surgical technologies.
Graduates are administered the National Certification Exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
The program policies including attendance, grading, clinical behaviors and readmission guidelines are found in the student handbook that each student obtains once admitted to the Surgical Technology program. It is necessary that students have reliable transportation to the assigned hospitals and clinical facilities which may be up to 50 miles from Ocala. Accident insurance is included in lab fee. Professional liability insurance is included in college fees.
View gainful employment information on this program at http://www.cf.edu/departments/instruction/workforce/gainfulemployment/7224.htm.
This is a limited access program with a deadline to apply. Application and directions for applying can be found online at CF.edu/health.