# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Surgical Technologist I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Surgical Technologist I (8351/36 weeks, 420 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8351
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 420 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:None

Students acquire knowledge and assisting-level skills to function in association with licensed nurses and surgeons/physicians, providing the best possible care of the surgical patient. Instruction emphasizes human anatomy, medical terminology, cleanliness, asepsis, safety, and efficiency in the operating room.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302 or Nurse Aide I 8360

NOTE: 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 cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Therapeutic Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.