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Degree Plans - Surgical Technology (AAS)

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Surgical Technology is an exciting field where you work as part of the surgical team. You will be responsible for preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative duties that include preparing the operating room, creating and maintaining the sterile field, counting the necessary instruments, exposing the operative site with sterile drapes, specimen care, passing instrumentation and supplies to the surgeon, dressing application, and removal of used instruments from the O.R. 

While most surgical technologists are employed in hospital surgery departments, obstetric departments, and ambulatory care centers, there are options for experienced surgical technologists in specialized areas. 

Our surgical technology program includes both theory and practical clinical experience designed to prepare you to pass the national certification examination for surgical technologists and provide services in the surgical area under the supervision of the surgical supervisor. 

Students are required to take the National Exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) before or directly after graduation. Those who pass this exam become Certified Surgical Technologists (CST). Additionally, you can pursue a baccalaureate degree as well. 

Enrollment in the program is limited. See the Selective Admissions requirements in the Admission section of this Catalog or www.tjc.edu/surgicaltechnology.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Reading & Writing Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 16 Credits

HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I

 

SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology

 
SRGT 1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques  

SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I

 

SRGT 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

 

SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II

 

SRGT 2466 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

 
SRGT 2130  
SRGT 1244  
General Education Requirements 30 Credits
Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics). Major Courses: 30
General Education Requirements: 30
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

Summer  I Credit Hours

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I

4

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3
First Semester Credit Hours

BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II

4

PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development

3

HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I

3

SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology OR
SOCI 1306

3
Second Semester Credit Hours

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR

SPCH 1311 OR
SPCH 1318 OR

SPCH 1321

3
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology

4

SRGT 1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques

4

SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I

5

SRGT 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

2
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II

5

SRGT 2466 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

4

XXXX X3XX any LPC core course OR
Creative Arts core course

3
SRGT 2130 1
SRGT 1244 2
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses and should be completed before SRGT classes.

All SRGT courses must be completed in sequence and completed with a minimum of “C” (75%) in all SRGT courses.

Any student who has withdrawn from the program after successfully completing the first semester may re-enter the program by passing with a 75 percent or better on the most current final examination for each course completed prior to withdrawal and successfully completing a demonstration of the first semester competencies. Readmission to the program is dependent upon available space.

Special admission and retention rules apply. Contact the department chair for details.