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Surgical Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum SRT.SRT.AAS (C216C)

Prepares the student to work as part of a team providing surgical patient care. Surgical technologists most often function in the scrub role, but their responsibilities may include a variety of duties before, during and after surgery.

A variety of employment opportunities exist in hospitals, surgical centers, birthing centers and other health care agencies. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the need for surgical technologists will increase by approximately 30% between now and 2022.

The program includes theory, simulation laboratory and clinical components. Students receive supervised experience at several cooperating area hospitals.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120, (303) 694-9262. Graduates qualify to apply to the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for eligibility to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist examination.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology program, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of surgical technology skills by successfully accomplishing controlled learning activities;
  • employ information obtained from biological, social and psychological studies to promote quality patient care;
  • obtain and use knowledge in providing patient care to a diverse population;
  • apply acquired skills and knowledge of instrumentation within the clinical setting;
  • practice appropriate surgical asepsis and sterile technique in diverse patient care settings;
  • function as a competent surgical team member to deliver excellence in safe patient care;
  • demonstrate the development and consistent application of surgical conscience;
  • practice accountability, competence, and character demonstrative of a surgical technology professional; and
  • practice ownership of learning, maintain responsibility and self-discipline to appraise, and incorporate lifelong learning.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program Prerequisites:

  • High School diploma or GED;
  • attendance at a Surgical Technology Information Session;
  • computer proficiency (word processing, email, internet use), as evidenced by transcripts, employer documentation, student documentation or completion of CIS 100◊;
  • must score at the college level or higher on the Reading and Writing placement exam or course equivalency;
  • placement exam scores must not be more than two years old; and
  • completion of all prerequisite Math, Science, and Allied Health courses must not be more than five years from the start of the program and must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
AHL 120Comprehensive Medical Terminology

3 credits

 

BIS 136 #Functional Human Anatomy I

4 credits

OR

BIS 240 #Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 credits

 

MAT 055 #Algebra & Geometry I

4 credits

OR

must meet current college Math requirement for completion of MAT 055

A criminal history records check with no disqualifying convictions is required prior to admission to the program.

  • Surgical technology courses must be taken in sequence and all program requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Students must complete all health and clinical requirements (includes American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification, drug screening, and any additional information required by clinical site) prior to registration for SRT 205 and the requirements must be maintained through SRT 215.
  • Surgical Technology is a selective admission program with preference given to the most qualified individuals, as determined by a point system based on academic history related to completion of prerequisite courses and previous medical experience.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

AHL 202Comprehensive Medical Ethics

3 credits

SRT 100 #Surgical Technology Basics

3 credits

SRT 110 #Basic Surgical Skills Theory

3 credits

SRT 111 #Basic Surgical Skills Lab

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two (Spring)

BIS 222 #Principles of Microbiology

4 credits

SRT 120 #Basic Surgical Procedures

5 credits

SRT 121 #Advanced Surgical Skills Lab

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Three (Summer)

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SRT 130 #Specialty Surgical Procedures

6 credits

SRT 131 #Surgical Simulation Lab

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Four (Fall)

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SRT 200 #Professional Development

6 credits

SRT 205 #Clinical Experience I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Five

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

SRT 210 #Certification Exam Prep

6 credits

SRT 215 #Clinical Experience II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 63

Note: All coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Note: Completion of BIS 222◊ must not be more than five years prior to the start of the program or may be taken during the program.

See SRT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Teri Junge, Ext. 3921