Associate of Applied Science, Surgical Technology
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply knowledge and skills of biological sciences in the perioperative setting.
- Communicate effectively with surgical team members, patients and their families.
- Apply the principles of aseptic technique in the perioperative setting.
- Organize routine instrumentation and supplies within the perioperative environment.
- Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology and math calculation principles related to the surgical environment.
- Collaborate with members of the surgical team to deliver quality patient care with consideration of the unique psychological and social needs of each patient.
- Demonstrate skills and behaviors necessary to function as a member of a surgical team.
The admittance process is competitive due to a limited number of positions available for each class. Completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee selection into the Surgical Technology full-major program. Some fully qualified applicants may not be accepted. For full application instructions please review the information on the Application Procedure webpage.
Complete the program prerequisite courses with a grade 'C' or better by the program application deadline.
- Placement into MATH A105 or higher, or completion of MATH A055 or MATH A060 or a higher level mathematics course
- BIOL A111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or BIOL A113 Lectures in Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3-4 credits)
- BIOL A112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or BIOL A114 Lectures in Anatomy and Physiology II (3-4 credits)
- WRTG/ENGL A111 Writing Across Contexts (3 credits)
- MA A101 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
- MA A104 Essentials of Human Disease (3 credits)
- BIOL A241 Lectures in Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences or BIOL A240 Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences (3-4 credits)
Students are strongly encouraged to completed the following nine (9) credits of general degree requirements prior to application to the full-major program:
- WRTG A212 Writing and the Professions or WRTG A211 Writing and the Humanities or WRTG A213 Writing and the Sciences or WRTG A214 Arguing Across Contexts (3) (or ENGL equivalent)
- PSY A111 General Psychology or PSY A150 Lifespan Development or SOC A101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
- COMM A111 Fundamentals of Oral Communication or COMM A235 Small Group Communication or COMM A237 Interpersonal Communication or COMM A241 Public Speaking
Upon selection into the full-major program, students will be required to complete three (3) semesters of surgical technology coursework as detailed below.
|Fall Semester (12 credits)||Spring Semester (12 credits)||Summer Semester (12 credits)|
SURG A150 Introduction to
Surgical Technology (4)
SURG A160 Fundamentals
of Surgical Technology (8)
SURG A210 Surgical
Procedures I (6)
SURG A220 Surgical
Procedures II (6)
SURG A292 Surgical
Technology Seminar (1)
SURG A295 Surgical
Technology Practicum (11)
A minimum of 63 credits is required for the degree.