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The College of Southern Idaho Surgical Technology program currently provides clinical education to students by assigning students to clinical rotations. During your time in the program you may be assigned to attend clinical in one of the following "contracted" clinical sites.

While most of theses clinical sites are "local" some will require travel (depending on where you live).

  • Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley, Idaho
  • Center for Plastic Surgery in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert, Idaho
  • North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding, Idaho
  • Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho
  • Riverview Surgery Center in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Sawtooth Surgery Center in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • St. Luke's Jerome in Jerome, Idaho
  • St. Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • St. Luke's Surgery Center in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • St. Luke's Wood River in Ketchum, Idaho
  • Steele Memorial in Salmon, Idaho

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

9355 - 113th St N #7709

Seminole FL 33775

(727) 210-2350

What is Accreditation and Why is it Important?

What is CAAHEP?

Mission Statement

The Surgical Technology program is an integral unit of the Health Sciences and Human Services Department of the College of Southern Idaho. The program educates the student to assist the surgical team to become a vital member of the multidisciplinary healthcare workforce.

Program Goals

  1. To prepare entry-level Surgical Technologists who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.
  2. Demonstrate compliance with the criteria set forth in the most current standards and guidelines for an accredited educational program in surgical technology. 
  3. Qualify for national certification testing for surgical technology.

Program Objectives 

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic sciences related to surgical technology. (Cognitive)
  2. Recognize and assist with emergency situations. (Cognitive, psychomotor)
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of bloodborne diseases. (Cognitive)
  4. Demonstrate application and knowledge of competencies of aseptic technique. (Cognitive, psychomotor)
  5. Practice within ethical and legal standards in relation to patient, physician, hospital, and personnel. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)
  6. Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to surgical procedures. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)
  7. Prepare and function as a Surgical Technologist during pre-, intra-, and post-surgical procedures. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)
  8. Demonstrate application and knowledge related to workplace and patient safety. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)
  9. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships. (Affective)
  10. Demonstrate continuing educational growth. (Cognitive)
  11. Demonstrate employability skills. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes Report

Effectiveness Data

The Surgical Technology Program is proud to note that its graduates consistently have a higher percentage pass rate than the (posted) NBSTSA National average pass rate (for surgical technology programs): more information regarding national pass rates can be found at