May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Services

Surgical Services is a designated area located in most healthcare facilities that offer integrative support of diagnostic, procedural, and surgical intervention. Multidisciplinary health systems utilize team efforts to coordinate and deliver high-quality patient care. Team members include representation from all aspects of the healthcare delivery process including but not limited to: the central services department (sterile processing), operating room suites, preoperative holding, and post-operative anesthesia unit. The Schoolcraft Surgical Services area will offer programs to allow the prospective student the opportunity to explore the healthcare field with the following option(s):

  • The Sterile Processing skills certificate will prepare the future healthcare employee for an entry-level position in the central services department with the opportunity to sit for the national CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technicians) exam.
  • The Associate of General Studies using Sterile Processing allows the student to apply their Sterile Processing coursework to the AGS degree.
  • The Surgical Technology AAS will prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains while preparing to sit for the national CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) exam to earn their credential. 


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