Program Mission

The mission of the Surgical Technology Program at Washtenaw Community College is to provide an educational experience in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains and to prepare competent surgical technologists who are prepared for entry-level employment to meet the diverse needs of the communities they serve through the application of ethical standards, delivery of safe surgical care and active professional engagement.

 Program Outcomes

Upon completion the graduate will be able to:

  1. Utilize the principles of surgical asepsis and sterile technique during surgical case management without contamination.
  2. Demonstrate perioperative case management as required for each surgical procedure.
  3. Anticipate and pass instrumentation and equipment in the standard sequence and order required by the surgical procedure and surgeon.
  4. Communicate clearly with the entire surgical team regarding all aspects of each surgical procedure.
  5. Advocate for the patient by following HIPAA guidelines on confidentiality and promoting patient safety before, during, and immediately after the surgical procedure.
  6. Prioritize and coordinate all aspects of each surgical procedure using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  7. Recognize safety hazards to self and to others within the Operating Room as well as in the handling and passing of surgical equipment and avoid such injuries by using standard established techniques.

Program Goals

The goal of the Surgical Technology program at Washtenaw Community College is to prepare competent entry level Surgical Technologist in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. Further the Surgical Technology Department will provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to gain employment as a Surgical Technologist and become a contributing member of the Allied Health Profession.