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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 Technology Certification and Exam Preparation ST 206


50 hours (2 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: explain the purpose of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting’s Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam; identify the main topics tested on the CST exam; discuss perioperative care including preoperative preparation, intraoperative procedures, and postoperative procedures; explain the ancillary duties of a surgical technologist as they relate to administrative and personnel; identify proper equipment sterilization and maintenance procedures; recognize appropriate medical terminology and abbreviations; demonstrate knowledge of human physiology as it relates to surgical procedures; identify surgical pathologies; and apply the principals of surgical pharmacology to operative practice.


This course covers knowledge and skills required of competent entry-level technologists, including specific techniques in perioperative care, intraoperative and post-operative procedures, and basic science. 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; Clinical Practice in Surgical Technology ST 205A.

Credit recommendation: 

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