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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Surgical Technology program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Define and relate the principles underlying the profession of surgical technology, including anatomy and pathophysiology of the human body, microbiology, pharmacology, and operating room skills, techniques, instrumentation, equipment and supplies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the principles of aseptic technique and basic case preparation skills primarily in the sterile role.
  • Demonstrate practical skills required to work as a competent surgical technologist in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of surgical case management.
  • Apply critical thinking skills for appropriate and safe care of the patient in the operating room.
  • Demonstrate the role of a surgical technologist as part of an operating room team providing comprehensive care for patients.
  • Demonstrate the practice according to the ethical principles and legal requirements of the profession of surgical technology.
  • Demonstrate appropriate and professional skills of interpersonal communication with all patients and other members of the health care team.



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(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
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Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
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