Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

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Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description

The surgical technology degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. The surgical technology degree program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. In addition, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in surgical technology. Graduates of the program receive a surgical technology associate of applied science degree and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists as well as eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Program Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) as recommended by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/TSA).

1361 Park Street Clearwater FL 33756

www.caahep.org

Certification Information

Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are eligible to take the Certified Surgical Technologist exam.

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Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

17

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Placement Scores for Regular Admission (COMPASS)

English

Reading

Math

Algebra

62

79

N/A

37

 

Other Conditions for Admission

Students participating in coursework in Surgical Technology may be required to successfully pass criminal background checks and drug screening procedure as prescribed by the college or clinical institutions in which clinical experience will be performed.

Program Courses

Credits

General Education Core (Required Minimum: 15 Semester hours)

 

Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 hrs)

 

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs)

 

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 hrs)

 

Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hrs)

 

Specific General Education Core Elective (3 hrs)

 

Choose an additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV

3

For a complete listing of General Education courses and electives select the following link: General Education Courses

Non General Education Degree Courses

 

BIOL 2113 - Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113L - Anatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114 - Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114L - Anatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

BIOL 2117 - Introductory Microbiology

3

BIOL 2117L - Introductory Microbiology Lab

1

Occupational Courses

 

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

ALHS 1090 - Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

SURG 1010 - Introduction to Surgical Technology

8

SURG 1020 - Principles of Surgical Technology

7

SURG 1080 - Surgical Microbiology

2

SURG 1100 - Surgical Pharmacology

2

SURG 2030 - Surgical Procedures I

4

SURG 2040 - Surgical Procedures II

4

SURG 2110 - Surgical Technology Clinical I

3

SURG 2120 - Surgical Technology Clinical II

3

SURG 2130 - Surgical Technology Clinical III

3

SURG 2140 - Surgical Technology Clinical IV

3

SURG 2240 - Seminar in Surgical Technology

2

For a complete listing of General Education courses and electives review: General Education Courses

Minimum credit hours for Graduation

73