Last Updated

1/19/2022 4:00:10 PM

Surgical Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: SRT.SRT.AAS (C216C)

(Total Program Credits: 63)

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 7% between now and 2029.

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, 9355 - 113th Street N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (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

Upon 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.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Program Prerequisites:

  • High School diploma or GED;
  • attendance at a Surgical Technology Information Session;
  • must score at the college level or higher on the Reading and Writing placement exam or course equivalency;
  • AHL 120 Comprehensive Medical Terminology;
  • BIS 136◊ Functional Human Anatomy I OR BIS 240◊ Human Anatomy & Physiology I;
  • MAT 055 Algebra & Geometry I OR must meet current college Math requirement for completion of MAT 055; and
  • criminal history records check with no disqualifying convictions is required prior to admission to the program.

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.

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.

Course NumberTitleCredits
AHL 120Comprehensive Medical Terminology

3 credits

 

BIS 136Functional Human Anatomy I #

4 credits

OR

BIS 240Human Anatomy & Physiology I #

4 credits

 

MAT 055Algebra & Geometry I #

4 credits

OR

must meet current college Math requirement for completion of MAT 055

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AHL 202Comprehensive Medical Ethics

3 credits

SRT 100Surgical Technology Basics #

3 credits

SRT 110Basic Surgical Skills Theory #

3 credits

SRT 111Basic Surgical Skills Lab #

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 222Principles of Microbiology #

4 credits

SRT 120Basic Surgical Procedures #

5 credits

SRT 121Advanced Surgical Skills Lab #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

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.

Semester Three: Summer

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SRT 130Specialty Surgical Procedures #

6 credits

SRT 131Surgical Simulation Lab #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Four: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SRT 200Professional Development #

6 credits

SRT 205Clinical Experience I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Five: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

SRT 210Certification Exam Prep #

6 credits

SRT 215Clinical Experience II #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

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

Note: Grade of ‘C’ or high is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102. Students must complete RHT 101, with SPE 101, or RHT 101 with RHT 102. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101, RHT 102 and SPE 101 to meet university requirements.

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

See Associate in Applied Science Graduation Requirements by discipline: https://triton.smartcatalogiq.com/?sc_itemid=%7B8364F311-8FDB-44CC-8621-714E84FC743A%7D&sc_mode=preview&sc_lang=en

See SRT course descriptions.

Chairperson: Teri Junge, Ext. 3921