The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology degree program at NAU's school in Kansas City (Overland Park) preps students for the tasks required of an entry-level surgical technologist in an operating room setting. Students are trained for this career through a student-centered, performance-based curriculum that uses ongoing skills assessments and offers real-world experience through a clinical externship.
Surgical technologists are specialists in practicing sterile technique, anticipating the needs of the surgeon, and assisting the surgeon in all phases in surgery. They play a key role in preparing, maintaining, and protecting the surgical sterile field. In addition, surgical technology is one of the fastest growing professions in the healthcare industry.
To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (866) 628-1288 or visit the Overland Park campus page.
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- Introduction to Surgical Technology
- Surgical Procedures Labs
- Surgical Cases
- Surgical Technology Externship
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
Additional Program Info
The graduates of the program will:
Surgical Technology Program Projected Expenses (2016-2017)
- Apply healthcare laws, regulations, accreditation, licensure, certification standards, and ethics related to the surgical technology profession.
- Demonstrate the principles of asepsis and sterile technique in the operative setting.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the skills and procedures outlined by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) in the most recent Core Curriculum publication.
- Apply ethics, professionalism, and good decision-making skills in preparing for and participating in a surgical procedure.
- Create a professional development plan to achieve and maintain certification.
(All estimates are approximate only)
| Expense|| Amount Due|
| Background Check|| $40|
| Medical Exam|| $20-200|
| Drug Screen|| $35-50|
| Basic Life Support (BLS): Provider Level|| $95|
| Two-step PPD|| $20-75|
| Tdap/Tetanus|| $65|
| MMR x 2|| $200|
| Varicella - Titre|| $120|
| Varicella - Vaccination x 2|| $300|
| Hepatitis B|| $270|
| Influenza|| $25-35|
| Professional Liability Course Fee:|
• ST2500 - Surgical Technology Externship I
• ST2510 - Surgical Technology Externship II
| Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam|| $250||
A criminal record will jeopardize a student’s eligibility for externship and/or employment as a surgical technologist.
Students considering enrolling in the Associate of Applied Science Surgical Technology program should first contact the appropriate certification agency in the state in which they reside or plan to work to determine whether certification is required to work as a surgical technologist in that state.
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About Overland Park
National American University’s Overland Park campus is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City. The Overland Park campus has been serving students in western Missouri and eastern Kansas since 2001, and is one of four NAU campuses in the Kansas City metro area. In addition to its strong business, allied health and information technology curriculum, the Overland Park campus offers an exciting nursing program: the Bachelor’s in Nursing - Generalist degree. Located at 103rd Street and Highway 69 just north of the Corporate Woods area, the Overland Park campus is easily accessible from Highway 69 and Interstate 435.
10310 Mastin St, Overland Park, KS 66212