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Surgical Technology

Program Description: The Surgical Technology Diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. This 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 diploma and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accreditation Review Committee on Education for Surgical Technology.

Length of Program: One (1) semester of prerequisite courses found in the Health Care Assistant, TCC, Three (3) semesters of occupational courses.

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Dates: Prerequisite Courses open; however, all prerequisite/competitive admission courses (ALHS 1011 - Structure and Function of the Human Body, ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for Allied Health, ENGL1010 – Fundamentals of English I, diploma level math course, PSYC 1010 – Basic Psychology)  must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of a “C”, prior to competitive program admission deadline.

Program Admission: Summer Semester

Entrance Requirements: Entry into this program is based on competitive admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the program.  For further details, Please see the Competitive Admissions CriteriaClick for Entrance Scores.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age prior to first clinical course.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Toxicology.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the certification examination.  All may be required to be successfully passed, as prescribed by the clinical institutions.

Program Final Exit Point: Surgical Technology, Diploma. Eligible to apply for a national certification examination.

Credits Required for Graduation: 57 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree program.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. Basic Skills Courses (9 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  PSYC 1010  Basic Psychology 3
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
 
2. Occupational Courses (48 hours)
  ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  SURG 1010 Introduction to Surgical Technology 8
  SURG 1020 Principles of Surgical Technology 7
  SURG 1080 Surgical Microbiology 2
  SURG 1100 Surgical Pharmacology 2
  SURG 2030 Surgical Procedures I 4
  SURG 2040 Surgical Procedures II 4
  SURG 2110 Surgical Technology Clinical I 3
  SURG 2120 Surgical Technology Clinical II 3
  SURG 2130 Surgical Technology Clinical III 3
  SURG 2140 Surgical Technology Clinical IV 3
  SURG 2240 Seminar in Surgical Technology 2
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