What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College

Surg Tech

What Will You Become?

Objectives of the Surgical Technology Program

The student will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practice as a Surgical Technologist by acquiring the following fundamental capabilities

Program Goal minimum expectations: To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.1
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  2. Demonstrate the application of the principles of sterile techniques.
  3. Apply a basic understanding of human physiology and surgical anatomy in the perioperative role of a surgical technologist.
  4. Utilize appropriate medical terminology.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills.

1 Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology. 2013:3.