2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Surgical Technology (ST13) Associate of Applied Science Degree

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program Description:

The Surgical Technology, Degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. The Surgical Technology, Degree program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in Surgical Technology. Graduates of the program receive a Surgical Technology degree and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists.

Entrance Dates:

Beginning of any semester for pre-occupational curriculum and Spring semester for occupational curriculum.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: 17 years old for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into Nursing and Allied Health Technology programs

Other:

  1. Completion of application and related procedures;
  2. Achieve a score of 30th percentile on the Psychological Services Bureau, Inc. (PSB) entrance exam. If, after the third attempt on the entrance examination you have not received a score of at least 30, you will need to make an appointment with your advisor;
  3. Documentation of a physical examination and immunization records;
  4. Ability to comply with health related standards and meet essential skill requirements;
  5. Liability insurance payment;
  6. CPR certification;
  7. Background check

Retention Policies

  1. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better. A “C” must be achieved in each course in order to progress to the next semester of the program;
  2. Students must attain a numerical grade of 70 or better in each Surgical Technology lecture course and 80 in clinical rotations to progress in the program;
  3. A student must maintain CPR certification and carry professional liability insurance while enrolled in Surgical Technology courses.

Program Final Exit Point:

Program graduates will be eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist examination.

Pre-Occupational Curriculum (29 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

XXXX xxxxSocial/Behavioral Sciences Elective

3

 

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

OR

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

OR

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

 

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

BIOL 2117Introductory Microbiology

3

BIOL 2117LIntroductory Microbiology Lab

1

XXXX xxxxGeneral Education Core Elective

3

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

Occupational Curriculum (41 Credit Hours)

SURG 1010Introduction to Surgical Technology

8

SURG 1020Principles of Surgical Technology

7

SURG 1080Surgical Microbiology

2

SURG 1100Surgical Pharmacology

2

SURG 2030Surgical Procedures I

4

SURG 2040Surgical Procedures II

4

SURG 2110Surgical Technology Clinical I

3

SURG 2120Surgical Technology Clinical II

3

SURG 2130SurgicalTechnology Clinical III

3

SURG 2140Surgical Technology Clinical IV

3

SURG 2240Seminar in Surgical Technology

2

Total Credit Hours: 70 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation