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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

Surgical Technologist Career Preparation ST 204


180 hours (10 weeks).

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

April 2017 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: obtain certifications in BLS and Fire Safety; discuss the role they play in the operating room and how it relates to other team members; complete onboarding process at a hospital site; successfully submit a current resume for a potential job; write an effective cover letter; implement a focused job search plan; and have the knowledge and understanding of how to successfully interview for a surgical technologist position.


This course covers basic life support training, fire card training, N95 mask fitting, the roles and responsibilities of the surgical team, and learning the specific requirements of the onboarding process at hospital sites. 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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Surgical Technology (4/22).