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Surgical Technology Program

Graduates of the Surgical Technology program at the College of Southern Idaho will find placement in the fast-paced operating room environment. This part of our surgical services includes a nationally accredited AAS degree program that instructs the student in various aspects of surgery including aseptic technique, instrumentation, procedures, anatomy, and microbiology. Upon completion graduates will be eligible for national certification testing. This is a "portable" career and our graduates are in demand nationwide.

Special Requirements

Clinical Case Requirements for Surgical Technology Program at CSI

As per the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology (7th edition) and our CSI clinical guidelines:

Students must complete a minimum of 120 cases as delineated below: (Note: to ensure each student meets our accreditation and graduation requirement CSI asks each student to complete 130 scrub cases.)

  1. General Surgery
    1. A student must complete a minimum of 30 cases in General Surgery
      1. 20 of these cases must be performed in the FIRST SCRUB (FS) or solo (SS) role
      2. The remaining 10 cases may be performed in either the FS or the SS role
        1. Students who complete more than 30 General Surgery cases in either the FS or SS role will still count toward the total required 130 cases.
  2. Specialty Surgery
    1.  A student must complete a minimum of 90 cases in various surgical specialities, excluding General Surgery
      1. A minimum of 60 cases must be performed in the FS role and distributed amoungst a minimum of four surgical specialties. 
        1. A minimum of 10 cases in four different specialties must be completed in the FS role (for a total of 40 cases).
        2. The additional 20 cases in the FS role may be distributed amongst any one surgical specialty or multiple specialties.
      2. The remaining 30 scrub cases may be performed in any surgical specialty in either the FS or SS role.
  3. Diagnostic endoscopy cases may be counted up to a total of 10 of the required 130 cases. This cannot be counted as one of the four (4) different required specialties as described above.
Surgical specialties (excluding General Surgery)
  1. Cardiothoracic
  2. Genitourinary
  3. Neurologic
  4. Obstretic and Gynecologic
  5. Ophthalmologic
  6. Oral/Maxilofacial
  7. Orthopedic
  8. Otorhinolaryngologic
  9. Peripheral Vascular
  10. Plastics and Reconstructive
  11. Procurement and Transplant

Faculty Contact

Ashley Lopez
Surgical Technology
(208) 732-6706