Associate of Science in Surgical Technology


Description

The Surgical Technology program provides students with the technical ability, knowledge, and skills required for entry-level employment as a member of the healthcare team in hospital or surgical center operating rooms. Students receive training in the essentials of healthcare, surgical instrumentation, anatomy, physiology, medical language and pharmacology. Graduates will be prepared for employment as a Surgical Technologist. A degree will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. Outside work required.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the National Board on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to be considered as candidate for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination.

CAAHEPThe Surgical Technology programs at the West Palm Beach Main Campus and Miami Lakes Area Branch Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.

Objectives

The Surgical Technology program will prepare students for an entry level position as a surgical technologist. Students will develop the skills necessary to meet the needs of the health care community. Students will develop knowledge to integrate the Surgical Technology knowledge base in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains; and demonstrate skills following established criteria, protocols and objectives in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.

  • Integrate the Surgical Technology knowledge base in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains; demonstrate skills following established criteria, protocols and objectives in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains

Prerequisites

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable

Course Outline

To receive an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology, students must complete 48.0 credit hours in their major and 24.0 credit hours in General Education courses for a total of 72.0 credit hours (2709 clock hours). This degree program can be completed in 20 months (80 weeks), for full-time day students or 28 months (112 weeks) for part-time night students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

Surgical Technology Courses (48.0 credit hours)

Surgical techniques and Procedures I 4.0 credit hours
Surgical techniques and Procedures II 4.0 credit hours
Surgical techniques and Procedures III 4.0 credit hours
After the above courses are completed, the following courses may be taken in  any sequence
Surgical Specialties I with Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0 credit hours
Surgical Specialties I with Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0 credit hours
Surgical Specialties I with Anatomy and Physiology III 4.0 credit hours
Surgical Specialties I with Anatomy and Physiology IV 4.0 credit hours
Surgical Specialties I with Anatomy and Physiology V 4.0 credit hours
Once all courses listed above are complete, the following externship courses are taken in sequence as listed
Externship I 4.0 credit hours
Externship II 4.0 credit hours
Externship III 4.0 credit hours
Externship IV 4.0 credit hours
General Education Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )
English ( 3.0 credit hours )
Humanities / Fine Art ( 3.0 credit hours )
Communications ( 3.0 credit hours )
Computers ( 3.0 credit hours )
Mathematics ( 3.0 credit hours )
Social / Behavioral Science ( 3.0 credit hours )
Natural Science ( 6.0 credit hours )

The Associate of Science Degree program is offered at the West Palm Beach and Jacksonville Main Campuses, and Miami Lakes Area Branch Campus

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