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Surgical Technology Program Courses

The Surgical Technology Program at Harris School

Harris offers surgical tech programs in NJ and DE.  The Surgical Technology curriculum at the Harris School gives students the foundation needed to excel in their new careers. Sample courses include:

  • Course Title
    What this Course Is About
  • Introduction to Surgical Technology
    Introduces the history of surgery technology, the modern health and accrediting agencies, and the role of each member of the health care team. Topics include basic principles of aseptic techniques, instrumentation, supplies and equipment, preoperative case management, CPR, physical environment, and safety factors.
  • Anatomy & Physiology
    Explores the structure and function of cells, tissue, and organ systems. Topics covered include skin and skeletal muscle, the organization of the body, blood and the lymphatic system, and the cardiothoracic and vascular systems.
  • Sterilization Techniques
    Examines disinfection, decontamination, and sterilization techniques. Sterilization standards and procedures are analyzed and practiced, including the definition and clarification of instrumentation and supplies.
  • Pharmacology for Surgical Technologists
    Deals with the classification, actions, and uses of drugs. Emphasis is on drugs associated with various surgical and emergency care procedures. Also covers calculation of dosages and drug preparation.
  • Surgical Technology Practicum (500 Hours)
    This course exposes students to surgical technology in a hospital setting or outpatient surgical center. Students apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom and lab to gain practical experience.


The curriculum is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to work in a surgical environment. Studying areas such as sterile technique, anesthesia, terminology, and pharmacology will provide a foundation for the student’s new career. The challenging courses, combined with a real-world externship, prepare students to work in the perioperative setting.