Course Number and Title: SGT 222 Surgical Technology IV
This class prepares students for certification as a surgical technologist and entry into the workforce. Students develop employability skills, complete a portfolio, and prepare to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification exam to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
- Describe strategies and practices for employability as a surgical technologist. (CCC 1, 5; PGC 3, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Apply strategies and practices for employability as a surgical technologist.
- Develop a plan of action to secure employment in the healthcare field.
- Develop an employment strategy that includes positive characteristics.
- Construct a professional résumé.
- Compare and contrast various types of employment/application correspondences.
- Analyze various interview strategies.
- Develop test-taking skills to prepare for the NBSTSA certification exam.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Exams (8 equally weighted) (Summative)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of all surgical team members.
- Demonstrate the ability to anticipate the needs of surgical patients by properly preparing the operating room suite, equipment, and instrumentation required for surgical interventions
- Demonstrate a professional demeanor when communicating with patients and fellow team members.
- Synthesize a surgical conscience.
- Participate as an effective and clinically proficient member of the surgical team throughout the perioperative, intraoperative and immediate postoperative periods.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.