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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Surgical Technologist II (8352/36 weeks, 420 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8352
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 420 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:12–13
Prerequisites:Surgical Technologist I (8351/36 weeks, 420 hours)
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.
 
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.

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.