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Miami Dade College Mission Statement

The Mission of Miami Dade College is to change lives through the opportunity of education. As democracy’s college, MDC provides high-quality teaching and learning experiences that are accessible and affordable to meet the needs of our diverse students and prepare them to be responsible global citizens and successful lifelong learners. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic beacon in our community.

School of Health Sciences Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Health Sciences is to provide excellent, affordable, accessible health care education, and to promote quality health care services throughout the community. 

Surgical Technology Mission Statement

The Mission of the Surgical Technology Program at Miami Dade College is to provide a comprehensive, sequential curriculum in Surgical Technology. The curriculum was built on the foundation of the general education already acquired, in order to develop a Surgical Technologist student, that is competent in cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behaviors) learning domains, so that he/she will become an effective member of the health care team.

Program Goals

The goals of the Surgical Technology Program are:

  1. To provide the stimulation, encouragement and counseling conducive to an excellent learning environment that will enable students to acquire the (1) knowledge, (2) technical skills, and (3) behavioral components they need for entry-level employment as a competent Surgical Technologist.
  2. To develop a graduate who will:
    1. Function safely, effectively and efficiently and exhibit ethical behavior in a surgical technologist role.
    2. Apply basic scientific principles related to anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology for safe transfer, positioning, prepping and draping of surgical patients.
    3. Describe actions and uses of anesthetic and pharmacological agents in the care of surgical patients.
    4. Apply knowledge of interpersonal skills and communications relative to procedures and protocols from a surgical technologist’s perspective when working with patients, patients’ significant others, colleagues and other members of a healthcare team, as well as other members of the community.
    5. Apply principles of asepsis in an operating room setting
    6. Demonstrate appropriate use and care of basic and specialty instruments, equipment and supplies.