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Career Services

918-453-5555
career-services-dept@cherokee.org
17675 South Muskogee Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464

Surgical Technology Program

The Surge Tech Program prepares competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive, skills and behavior learning domains. A surgical technologist is an integral member of the surgical team, responsible for preparation of sterile supplies, equipment and instruments, and assisting the surgeon in their use. The surgical technologist most frequently serves as instrument handler, setting up instruments and passing them to the surgeon. A surgical technologist may also assist the surgeon by performing tasks such as retracting incisions, cutting sutures, and utilizing suction to maintain a clear field of vision for the surgeon.

The Cherokee Nation Surgical Technology Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Accreditation exists to establish, maintain and promote appropriate standards of quality for educational programs. These standards are used for the development, evaluation, and self-analysis of the surgical technology program. Accreditation in the health-related disciplines also serves a very important public interest. Along with certification, accreditation is a tool intended to help assure a well-prepared and qualified workforce providing health care services. Students who graduate from an accredited program are eligible to take the certification examination. 

CAAHEP
25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
1-727-210-2354 
www.caahep.org

Surgical Technology Program students who complete the Nine and a half month program will be eligible to test for the CST exam.

Surgical Technology Program Courses

Title Hours
Anatomy and physiology 129
Surgical Techniques I 145
Surgical Techniques II 108
Surgical Techniques III 142
Medical Terminology 48
Surgical Techniques Practicum I 260
Surgical Techniques Precticum II 560
Total 1392

Program Director: 
Patricia Sumner
918-453-5000 Ext. 4186
patricia-sumner@cherokee.org

Instructor: 
Rochelle Lewis
918-453-5000 Ext. 4178
rochelle-lewis@cherokee.org

Downloads

  • Annual Report
    Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting 2019 Annual Report.
  • Application Booklet
    Cherokee Nation W. W. Hastings Hospital Surgical Technology Program Application Booklet.
  • How to get started
    Instructions on how to apply and get started in the Surgical Technology Program.
  • Program Handbook
    This booklet of information is intended to provide information about our program, as well as to guide you through the application and enrollment process.