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6th Core Starting January 2013 (Surgical Technology Degree)

Surgical Technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physicians'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.

Program Admission Requirements Surgical Technology Degree

**All Surgical Technology classes are program admit only.

(Competitive Admission)

Must have presented official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores to the Admissions Office

  1. Be at least 17 years old.
  2. No provisional and/or special admission students considered for the program.
  3. Must have minimum Reading and Writing COMPASS scores and these scores can not be more than five (5) years old in the semester you compete
  4. Complete prerequisite courses listed on web site by the end of the semester in which you submit your packet.
  5. Must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 at the end of the semester in which you submit your packet.
  6. Submit packet containing the following:
  1. * Letter of Intent,
  2. * Personal Data Form,
  3. * Surgical Technology Technical Standards form

Packets should be turned in to HSC-3325 February 1 for Summer semester admission, no sooner than two weeks prior to due date. All packets must be complete prior to due date.

Provide current physical exam (medical form)/immunization record and a current CPR card after program acceptance

Entrance into any healthcare program is contingent upon completion of a Background Check/Drug Screen from H.I.R.E. which must be completed after being conditionally accepted to the program.

Graduation:

  • The National Certification Test must be taken prior to graduation.
  • The total number of cases the student must complete is 120.
  • Students are required to complete 30 cases in General Surgery. Twenty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role.
  • Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of 5 surgical specialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specially.
  • The surgical technology program is required to verify through the surgical rotation documentation the students' progression in First and Second Scrubbing surgical procedures of increased complexity as he/she moves towards entry-level graduate abilities.

Curriculum Outline

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

( 74 Semester Hours)

General Core Courses

Course

Title

Credits

SEMN1000

First Semester Seminar

1

ENGL 1101*#

Comp & Rhetoric

3

MATH 1111*#

College Algebra

3

PSYC 1101*#

Introductory Psychology

3

HUMN xxxx#

Fine Arts Elective

3

Gen Core Requirement

From Areas I-IV

3

Fundamental Technical Courses

Course

Title

Credits

COMP 1000*#

Introduction to Computers

3

BIOL 2113*#

Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113L*#

Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

BIOL 2114*#

Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114L*#

Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

ALHS 1090#

Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

BIOL 2117#

Introduction to Microbiology

3

BIOL 2117L#

Introduction to Microbiology Lab

1

SURG 1010

Introduction to Surgical Technology

8

SURG 1080

Surgical Mircobiology

2

SURG 1100

Surgical Pharmacology

2

SURG 1020

Principles of Surgical Technology

7

SURG 2110

Surgical Technology Clinical 1

3

SURG 2120

Surgical Technology Clinical II

3

Specific Technical Courses

Course

Title

Credits

SURG 2030

Surgical Procedures I

4

SURG 2130

Surgical Technology Clinical III

3

SURG 2040

Surgical Procedures II

4

SURG 2140

Surgical Technology Clinical IV

3

SURG 2240

Seminar in Surgical Technology

2

*denotes courses used in ranking for competitive admission

#denotes all courses must be completed prior to applying to program.

 

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