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SFA Program Description

The Surgical First Assisting program at the College of Southern Idaho provides advanced training for students who are already Certified Surgical Technologists to achieve a higher level of performance in the operating room.  The role of the first assistant is to assist the surgeon by performing advanced technical skills during surgical procedures. At the completion of this nationally accredited program students will earn an Associate of Applied Science. 

Application to this program is a separate process from applying to the College. You should not declare this program as your major until admitted.  To promote success on the certification/licensure examination(s), all required courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

*Please refer to the current CSI catalog for required course listing.