Surgical Technology

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, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (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 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 better on the Reading and Writing placement exam or course equivalency.
  • Placement exam scores must not be more than two years old.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses must not be more than five years old and all prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher

 

 

 

 

 

AHL 120◊

Comprehensive Medical Terminology

3 credits

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BIS 136◊

Functional Human Anatomy I or

 

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BIS 240◊

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 credits

 

MAT 055

Algebra & Geometry I

4 credits

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

Last Update Effective: 5/29/17

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

Credit Hours

 

AHL 202

Comprehensive Medical Ethics

3

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SRT 100

Surgical Technology Basics

3

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SRT 110

Basic Surgical Skills Theory

3

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SRT 111

Basic Surgical Skills Lab

3

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two (Spring)

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BIS 222

Principles of Microbiology

4

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SRT 120

Basic Surgical Procedures

5

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SRT 121

Advanced Surgical Skills Lab

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Three (Summer)

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

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SRT 130

Specialty Surgical Procedures

6

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SRT 131

Surgical Simulation Lab

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Four (Fall)

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

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SRT 200

Professional Development

6

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SRT 205

Clinical Experience I

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Five

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SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

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SRT 210

Certification Exam Prep

6

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SRT 215

Clinical Experience II

3

 

 

 

12

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

63

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

See SRT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Teri Junge, Ext. 3921