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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


CoursesCredits
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT129Math for Health Sciences3
PSY121General Psychology3
SSC100First Year Seminar1
SOC111Sociology3
or
SOC213Ethical Issues in Health Care3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
SGT100Intro to Surgical Technology2
SGT200Surgical Technology I7
SGT202Pharmacology2
SGT210Surgical Technology II7
SGT211Surgical Tech Clinical I2
SGT220Surgical Technology III4
SGT221Surgical Technolgy Clinical II5

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BIO100Medical Terminology3
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
BIO125Introductory Microbiology4
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3
CHM100Basic Chemistry3
or
CHM110General Chemistry4