Curriculum & Program Overview

Clinical & Graduation Requirements:

Clinical student must complete a minimum of 120 cases in the first scrub role to graduate.

The student must complete a minimum of 30 cases in General Surgery:

20 must be performed in the first scrub role. The other 10 can be performed in either the first or second role.

The student must complete a minimum of 90 cases in various surgical specialties, excluding General surgery.  60 of these cases must be in the first scrub role and distributed among a minimum four surgical specialties.

The goal of the surgical rotation is to contribute to the development of an organized, well-rounded, entry –level surgical technologist. To apply the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains from the classroom to the clinical setting.

Surgical Specialty Total # of Cases Required Minimum # of First Scrub Cases Required Maximum # of Second Scrub Cases That can be Applied Towards 120 Cases Required
General Surgery 30 20 10
Surgical Specialties 90 60 30
Totals 120 80 40

Clinical Rotations:

Surgical rotation is a requirement for graduation from Kona Community Hospital Surgical Technology Program. The first part of the program is skills development in classroom and lab. After passing classroom/laboratory practical exam each student will be placed in a clinical rotation. This will involve pulling surgical cases, scrubbing, and gowning, gloving, setting up the operating room, sterile environment and scrubbing into surgical cases. The clinical student will be involved in surgical cases with the assistance of a preceptor. All students will be involved in patient care; preoperatively, intraoperatively, postoperatively.

Students will be rotating through several clinical sites. Other sites may be added in the future.

Academic Calendar:

Date Event
March 1, 2022

June 1, 2022

Registration Begins

May 2 & 4, 2022 *** Attendance to one of the two Informational Sessions on the Surgical Technology Program held on Monday, May 2, 2022 and Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May 2, 2022 at 8 am in Conference room 3 in the Business office building, ground floor.

May 4, 2022 at 4 pm  in Conference room 3 in the Business office building, ground floor 

Interested student dates for 2022 -2023:

Program Information Sessions:

Held first Monday of each month in the classroom at 4:00 pm

June 1, 2022 Final deadline to summit Fall admission application. Post marked not later than June 1 , 2022
June 8 – 9,  2022 Interview applicants on June 8, 2022 and June 9, 2022. 8 am – 12:30pm

** Date and time will be determined and applicant will be notified

July 15, 2022 Tuition Payment deadline July 15,  2022

*** Tuition not paid by deadline will result in losing your spot in the program. The next person on the list will get the opportunity

August 1, 2022 First day for class

Classroom and lab

Phase I

August 5, 2022 Last day to withdraw from the program
November 1, 2022 Classroom and lab

Phase II

2022-2023 Holidays Days off for national Holidays:

Hawaiian holidays 2022-2023

Hawaii Admission Day    Friday, Aug 19, 2022

Labor Day      Monday, Sept 5, 2022

Veterans Day      Friday, Nov 11, 2022

Christmas      Monday, Dec 26, 2022

New Year’s Day      Monday, Jan 2, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day     Monday, Jan 16, 2023

Washington’s Birthday       Monday, Feb 20, 2023

Prince Kuhio Day         Monday, Mar 27, 2023

Good Friday        Friday,  Apr 7, 2023

Memorial Day        Monday, May 29, 2023

King Kamehameha I Day      Monday, June 12, 2023

Independence Day        Tuesday, Jul 4, 2023

February 1, 2023 First clinical rotation begins

Phase III

April 3, 2023 Second clinical rotation begins

Phase IV

May 31, 2023 National certification exam given to the class
May 31, 2023 Last day of school
June 1, 2023 Graduation ceremony
June 3, 2023 Final grades