Surgical Technologist Degree

AAS Surgical Technologist Degree (64 Credits)

Fall Start

Term 1 (13 Credits)

  • BIO:168, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits
  • CSC:110, Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • ENG:105, Composition I, 3 credits
  • HIT:139, Math for Health Care Professional, OR
  • MAT:110, Math for Liberal Arts, 3 credits

Term 2 (14 Credits)

  • BIO:173, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits
  • BIO:186, Microbiology, 4 credits
  • BUS:161, Human Relations, 3 credits
  • PSY:111, Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits

Term 3 (14 Credits)

  • CSP:110, Infection Control/Health Regulations, 2 credits
  • FLS:141, Elementary Spanish, 4 credits, OR
  • HUM:110, Changes and Choices, 3 credits, OR
  • HUM:183, Living with Space, Time and Technology, 3 credits
  • HSC:113, Medical Terminology, 2 credits
  • SUR:110, Introduction to Surgical Technology, 5 credits
  • SUR:421, Surgical Tech Pharmacology, 1 credit

Term 4 (12.5 Credits)

  • SPC:112, Public Speaking, 3 credits
  • SUR:225, Surgical Technology II, 4 credits
  • SUR:330, Surgical Technology Specialties, 3 credits
  • SUR:518, Clinical I, 2.5 credits

Term 5 (10.5 Credits)

  • SUR:450, Advanced Concepts in Surgical Technology, 4 credits
  • SUR:524, Clinical II, 6.5 credits

 

Spring Start

Term 1 (16 Credits)

  • BIO:168, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits
  • CSC:110, Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • ENG:105, Composition I, 3 credits
  • HIT:139, Math for Health Care Professionals, OR
  • MAT:110, Math for Liberal Arts, 3 credits
  • SPC:112, Public Speaking, 3 credits

Term 2 (14 Credits)

  • BIO:173, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits
  • BIO:186, Microbiology, 4 credits
  • BUS:161, Human Relations, 3 credits
  • PSY:111, Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits

Term 3 (14 Credits)

  • CSP:110, Infection Control/Health Regulations, 2 credits
  • FLS:141, Elementary Spanish OR, 4 credits
  • HUM:110, Changes and Choices OR, 3 credits
  • HUM:183, Living with Space, Time and Technology, 3 credits
  • HSC:113, Medical Terminology, 2 credits
  • SUR:110, Introduction to Surgical Technology, 5 credits
  • SUR:421, Surgical Tech Pharmacology, 1 credit

Term 4 (7 Credits)

  • SUR:225, Surgical Technology II, 4 credits
  • SUR:330, Surgical Technology Specialties, 3 credits

Term 5 (13 Credits)

  • SUR:450, Advanced Concepts in Surg. Tech., 4 credits
  • SUR:528, Clinical, 9 credits

 

Pending State Approval

Students must complete the following case requirements in order to graduate from the Surgical Technology Program:

  • Students are required to complete a minimum of thirty (30) cases in General Surgery. Twenty (20) of those cases should be in the First Scrub Role (as defined on page 175 of the CCST6e).
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of ninety (90) cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty (60) of those cases should be in the first scrub role and evenly, but not necessarily equally distributed between a minimum of four (4) surgical specialties.
  • Students are also required to have a total of 450 hours of clinical time logged, 128 for spring and 322 for summer, in order to graduate.

To be admitted to the Surgical Technology program students must have the following prerequisite courses completed: CHM:110 and BIO:114. Students must also have a current BCLS card.