Enroll in the Surgical Technology Program at Miller-Motte College in Wilmington Today!
Do you dream of working in the field of medicine? Are you fascinated by how the human body works? Do you enjoy helping people? If you answered yes, you would enjoy a career in Surgical Technology.
You can earn a Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science through Miller-Motte College’s Surgical Technology program in as little as 18 months. Graduates of program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination, providing students with the qualifications they need to succeed in a Surgical Technology career, and our campus is ideally located for students in Wilmington, Leland, Carolina Beach, Burgaw and Hampstead.
Classes in Surgical Technologist Training
We at Miller-Motte College employ teachers who provide excellent Surgical Technologist training. We believe the key to career success lies in combining traditional classroom learning with opportunities to practice skills in real-world environments. Here are a few of the courses you will take as a student in our Surgical Technology program:
- Surgical Clinical Practicum I & II: In this two-part class, students work in the scrub role on minor cases at a state-approved healthcare facility under the supervision of a preceptor. Students will demonstrate knowledge and refine skills in preparation for the surgical practicum exam. There is no remuneration for practicum experiences.
- Surgical Orientation: This class teaches students the history of surgical technology and educates them on the duties of surgical team members and hospital management. We also emphasize concepts and issues of basic patient care, especially regarding legal, moral and ethical responsibilities in the medical field. In addition to classroom instruction, students will visit affiliated hospital facilities to learn and observe.
- Surgical Techniques: This class furthers students’ knowledge of anesthesia and surgical pharmacology. Students also learn more about medications and anesthetics, legal policies and responsibilities, patient care and drug calculations. We emphasize preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative case planning and implementation, including wounds, tissue handling, suturing devices and the care of specimens.
For additional information on classes we offer in our Surgical Technology program, download our Course Catalog.
Surgical Technology Careers
With all of the changes to the health care system in the past few years, the country needs medical professionals more than ever. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that demand for Surgical Technologists will grow 30% by the year 2022, making our Surgical Technology program a practical educational choice. After completing your Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology program, you can become a Surgical Technologist.
As a Surgical Technologist, you’ll work with surgeons, nurses and technicians during operations to ensure that surgeries go the way they’re supposed to. You’ll locate, sterilize, and organize the necessary equipment to prepare the operating room before surgeries. During surgeries, you’ll provide the surgeons and nurses with the tools they need, collect samples and transport them to the laboratory. You’ll also help apply bandages to patients and transfer them to the recovery room after operations are completed.
Learn More about Our Surgical Technologist Program
If you’ve been delaying your education because you don’t want to sit through years of classes, your wait is over. The short length of our Surgical Technology program will get you started sooner than you know it.
The Miller-Motte College Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).***Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Surgical Technologists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm (visited August 01, 2015). **Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350, ww.caahep.org