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Surgical Technology

Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. Specific program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.

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Surgical Technology

Surgical Technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, registered nurses, and anesthesia personnel. Surgical Technologists are also responsible for assembling and organizing all the specialized instruments and equipment needed for a wide variety of surgical procedures. They are experts in sterile technique, responsible for maintaining the sterile field during surgery.

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Program Mission:

The Surgical Technology Program prepares students to be competent entry-level Surgical Technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. Graduates will qualify to become certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) examination.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to perioperative patient care..
  • Distinguish the elements, action, and use of medications and anesthetic agents used during the perioperative experience.
  • Demonstrate safe practice in the role of Surgical Technologist.
  • Display competence in technical skills and aseptic technique in the perioperative environment.
  • Practice responsible and accountable behavior within the role and competencies of the Surgical Technologist.
  • Organize the intraoperative environment efficiently as a member of the surgical team.
  • Apply learned knowledge and skills in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains to become nationally certified as a Surgical Technologist.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

The Community College System of the State of Connecticut will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information, marital status, mental retardation, sexual orientation, learning disability, or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, or prior conviction of a crime, unless the provisions of sections 46a-60(b), 46a-80(b), or 46a81(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes are controlling or there is a bona fide occupational qualification excluding persons in one of the above protected groups. With respect to the foregoing, discrimination on the basis of sex shall include sexual harassment as defined in section 46a-60(8) of the Connecticut General Statutes. Although it is recognized that there are bona fide occupational qualifications which provide for exception from employment prohibitions, it is understood these exceptions are to be applied pursuant to section 46a-68-33 of the administrative regulations.

Further, the System will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of political beliefs or veteran status.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies at Housatonic Community College as the Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator(s).

Dean Robin Avant, Counselor, Title IX Investigator, Gender Equity Coordinator
Housatonic Community College

The mission of the Gender Equity Center is to coordinate on-campus sexual violence prevention programming, and to provide students with resources and referrals in response to sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence.
  • Confidential Consultation
  • Confidential Crisis Response
  • Prevention Programming

Marilyn Wehr, Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Housatonic Community College

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of their disability. The ADA provides, in part, that "no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity."

Robin L. Avant, Dean of Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator for Students
Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College work to ensure compliance with Title IX, which is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex (gender) of employees and students of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance.