What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College

Surg Tech

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.