Surgical Technologist II
This high-school-extended course offers classroom instruction and clinical training in selected approved health care facilities under the direction of an approved educator. Students practice surgical procedures and aseptic techniques, including patient preparation and handling of materials and surgical instruments at the surgical field. Upon successful completion of the program, students qualify to take the national certification exam for surgical technologists. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
Note: Although this course is classified as a 36-week course, circumstances usually dictate that it be accomplished within a four-month period on a full-time basis.
This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.
Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)
- Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Examination
- College and Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA+)
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Nationally Registered Certified Surgical Technician (NRCST) Examination
- Tech in Surgery-Certified (TS-C) Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination