Enroll in a Surgical Technology Program in Charleston, SC to Start an Exciting Career in Healthcare
Are you fascinated by how the human body works? Do you enjoy the field of medicine? Do you love helping people? If so, a Surgical Technology program in Charleston, SC could be the perfect fit for you.
At Miller-Motte Technical College, you could earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology and start a career in the field of Surgical Technology in as little as 18 months. Our career training helps give our students the necessary skills and knowledge they need for a satisfying career in Surgical Technology.
This is a FlexTrack program. What does this mean for you? You will take your classes on-campus in a traditional group setting and will then complete some of your coursework online.
Miller-Motte Technical College has helped many students in the Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Goose Creek areas gain the education needed to start new careers and improve their lives. In as little as 18 months, we can help you do the same.
What You’ll Learn in Our Surgical Technology Program
At Miller-Motte Technical College, our philosophy is that you need to develop your skills in a real world environment in addition to your classroom training. That’s why our programs have a unique combination of classroom learning, lab courses, and on-the-job experience to make sure you get the knowledge required to start and succeed in your career.
Here are some examples of the courses you can expect to take in our Surgical Technology program:
- Surgical Orientation: This introductory course provides an orientation for students to the history of surgical technology, the surgical team members, hospital management and the physical aspects of the operating room. Basic patient care concepts and issues concerning ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities are addressed. Classroom instruction and field trips to affiliate hospital facilities introduce students to the surgical technology field.
- Surgical Techniques: This course is structured to enhance the students' knowledge of anesthesia and surgical pharmacology and the concepts pertaining to patient care, medications, anesthetics, drug calculations and the legal policies and responsibilities they entail. Surgical technique incorporates preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative case planning/implementation which includes sutures, suturing devices, counts, wounds with regard to drains and dressings, tissue handling and the care of specimens.
- Surgical Clinical Practicum I & II: In this two-part course, you will be supervised by a preceptor in the scrub role at a state approved healthcare facility during minor and major cases. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and refine your skills to prepare for the national certification exam.
For more details about the courses offered in our Surgical Technology program, download our Course Catalog.
Careers in Surgical Technology
Recent changes to the healthcare system in the United States have increased the need for Surgical Technologists. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that careers for Surgical Technologists will grow 30% by the year 2022.
This makes training to become a Surgical Technologist a great way to start a career that is in demand. Learn more about Surgical Technologists below.
Surgical Technologists work with surgeons, nurses and technicians before, during and after surgical procedures. They prepare the operating room by sterilizing, locating and organizing necessary equipment for surgery. During operations, they provide nurses and surgeons with necessary tools.
They also collect samples and then transport them to the laboratory for testing. Once the surgery is completed, Surgical Technologists help with wound care and transfer patients to the recovery room.
Learn How Our Surgical Technology Program Can Help You Start a Rewarding Career. Call Now!
If you are eager to begin your career in the medical field without spending years in nursing or medical school, why not learn more about our Surgical Technology program? Miller-Motte Technical College’s quality career training can allow you to begin a new, exciting career quickly. Call us today at 800.705.9182 to get started or click here to find out more information about our Surgical Technology program in Charleston, SC.*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 11, 2015).