A Surgical Technology Associate of Science Degree will help you work in an operating room.
Surgical Technologists, also called “Surgical Technicians”, “Surg Techs”, “Scrub Techs”, “Operating Room Technicians”, or “OR Techs”, are crucial to a hospital. A Surg Tech assists in surgeries under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. This program provides classroom and lab education and a supervised clinical experience. You will take courses in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology. Other topics covered include the care and safety of patients before, during, and after surgery, aseptic techniques, and surgical procedures. You will also learn sterilization techniques, prevention and control of infection, and proper handling of surgical instruments, supplies, drugs, and solutions. Our program can be completed in 18 months in our day classes.
|CCS110||College Success Strategies||2|
|MED172+||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|MED173+||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|MED211||Health & Safety Techniques||3|
|PSY214+||introduction to Psychology||4|
|SUR100||Introduction to Surgical Technology||6|
|SUR101||Orientation to Surgical Technology||3|
|SUR174||Surgical Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|SUR199||Microbiology for Surgical Technologists||6|
|SUR201*||Surgical Procedures I||14|
|SUR202*||Surgical Procedures II||14|
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For departmental guidelines, policies, and/or procedures, refer to the Surgical Technology Department’s Addendum to the student handbook.
+General education course
*The clinical requirement consists of a total of 480 hours.
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-ST/SA).
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