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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience

Clinical Practice in Surgical Technology ST 205A; OR Clinical Practice in Surgical Technology ST 205B; OR Clinical Practice in Surgical Technology ST 205C


400 hours (10 weeks).

Simi Institute for Careers and Education Main Campus, Simi Valley, California

April 2017 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Supervised Practice
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: practice and maintain aseptic technique at all times; identify basic instrumentation and proper use; describe surgical anatomy; correctly use and passing of instrumentation and suture material; recognize and correct breaks in aseptic technique; exhibit professionalism and follow directives; define draping; recognize indications for procedures; demonstrate adaptability to change; demonstrate the ability to count sponges/instruments according to the hospital policy and procedures; demonstrate knowledge of utilizing the doctor’s preference cards; demonstrate knowledge of scrubbing, gowning, and gloving according to hospital policy; efficiently anticipate the surgeon’s needs; identify and handle specimens according to hospital policy; observe strict adherence to “Universal Precautions” according to hospital policy; and maintain an acceptable record of attendance and evaluations.


The course covers knowledge and skills required for hands-on surgical technology scrub role and circulator role experience in an operating room setting, under the direct supervision of a hospital preceptor and clinical instructor. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology RC 100/ST 100; Microbiology and Infection Control RC 101/ST 101; Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Professionals RC 102/ST 102; Math and Science for Healthcare Professionals RC 103/ST 103; Introduction to Surgical Technology ST 200; Principles and Practices of Surgical Technology ST 201; Pharmacology ST 202; Surgical Procedures ST 203; Surgical Technologist Career Preparation ST 204. NOTE: This course includes three different rotations.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Surgical Technology (4/22). NOTE: Students complete three rotations throughout the program. Credit may be repeated for completion of each rotation.