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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog PREVIEW

Surgical Technology (EA27)


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Associate in Science

The Surgical Technology program prepares students to be competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.  Graduates will qualify to become certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) examination.

Outcomes:

  • Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to perioperative patient care.  Assessment: Successful completion of preparatory courses such as Biology for Allied Health, Medical Terminology, and Microbiology for Surgical Technology.
  • Distinguish the elements, action, and use of medications and anesthetic agents used during the perioperative experience.  Assessment:  Successful completion of Surgical Technology Pharmacology course.
  • Demonstrate safe practice in the role of Surgical Technologist.  Assessment:  Successful completion of Operating Room Techniques and Operating Room Skills Seminar, as well as the hours spent in the actual operating room setting.
  • Display competence in technical skills and aseptic technique in the perioperative environment.  Assessment:  Successful completion of Operating Room Techniques and Operating Room Skills Seminar, as well as the hours spent in the actual operating room setting.
  • Practice responsible and accountable behavior within the role and competencies of the Surgical Technologist.  Assessment:  Observation and evaluation of student performance in the 640 clinical hours required for accreditation.
  • Organize the intraoperative environment efficiently as a member of the surgical team.  Assessment:  Observation and evaluation of student performance in the 640 clinical hours required for accreditation.
  • Apply learned knowledge and skills in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains to become nationally certified as a Surgical Technologist.  Assessment: Passing score on the Surgical Technology certification exam.

Please Note


This is a PREVIEW of the 2017-2018 Catalog, it is not the official version. 

Suggested Sequence of Courses:


Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Total Credits: 62


1 MAT* E104 - Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)  or  MAT* E137 - Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)  suggested

2  A foreign language is suggested.

 

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