A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Surgical Technology

A.A.S. Degree (T)

The Surgical Technology program will help to meet the employment demands for highly skilled surgical technologists. The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to function effectively in the environment of the operating room. The scrub surgical technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. The surgical technologist circulating obtains additional instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary while the surgical procedure is in progress. He/she monitors conditions in the operating room and constantly assesses the needs of the patient and surgical team. The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Committee on American College of Surgeons and Association of Surgical Technologists (ARC/STSA); 1361 Park Street; Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.

CORE COURSES

Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
MAT 130 Algebra for Allied Health 4
or
MAT 129 Math for Health Sciences 3
or
MAT 140 Essentials of College Algebra 4
SOC 111 Sociology 3
or
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
SGT 100 Intro to Surgical Technology 2
SGT 200 Surgical Technology I 7
SGT 202 Pharmacology 2
SGT 210 Surgical Technology II 7
SGT 211 Surgical Tech Clinical I 2
SGT 220 Surgical Technology III 4
SGT 221 Surgical Technolgy Clinical II 5

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 125 Introductory Microbiology 4
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
CHM 100 Basic Chemistry 3
or
CHM 110 General Chemistry 4