Surgical Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree ST13

Surgical Technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

This program prepares graduates to sit for the national certification examination. The correlated clinical instruction stresses manual dexterity in using surgical instruments, the application of aseptic technique, and safe patient care with emphasis on medical ethics and legal considerations.

This is a competitive admissions program. Please see the Admissions section of the Student Handbook/Catalog for more information.

Curriculum Outline

All pre-requisite courses and occupational courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses

SEMN 1000First Semester Seminar

0

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

HUMN xxxxFine Arts Elective (3)

3

Gen Core Requirement – From areas I-IV

3

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy & Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II

1

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

BIOL 2117Introductory Microbiology

3

BIOL 2117LIntroductory Microbiology Lab

1

SURG 1010Introduction to Surgical Technology

8

SURG 1080Surgical Microbiology

2

SURG 1100Surgical Pharmacology

2

SURG 1020Principles of Surgical Technology

7

SURG 2110

SURG 2120Surgical Technology Clinical II

3

SURG 2030Surgical Procedures I

4

SURG 2130Surgical Technology Clinical III

3

SURG 2040Surgical Procedures II

4

SURG 2140Surgical Technology Clinical IV

3

SURG 2240Seminar in Surgical Technology

2

All pre-requisite courses and occupational courses that are identified below must be successfully completed with a grade of C or better before submitting application packet.

ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, PSYC 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L: courses used in ranking for competitive admission. All other general education courses must be completed prior to program acceptance.

Total Credit Hours: 70

The Surgical Technology program is in continuing accreditation status and is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org based on the recommendation from the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) located at 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone 303-694-9262, www.arcsta.org.