Surgical Technology, AAS

Degree

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. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in Surgical Technology. Graduates of the program receive a Surgical Technology degree and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Locations offered:
Thomasville
Tifton

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will maintain sterility while opening a sterile package, sterile basin, sterile instrument tray, and a sterile wrapped item.
• Students will demonstrate the correct surgical hand scrub procedure.
• Students will enter into the OR and function with proper aseptic techniques.
• Students will pass instruments in the OR in assisting the surgical team.
• Students will maintain patient safety in the OR with minimal or no assistance.

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Entrance Date: Prerequisite Courses open; however, all prerequisite/competitive admission courses (ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for Allied Health, BIOL 2113 – Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2113L – Anatomy & Physiology Lab I, BIOL 2114 – Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 2114L – Anatomy & Physiology Lab II, BIOL 2117 – Microbiology, BIOL 2117L – Microbiology Lab, ENGL 1101 – Composition and Rhetoric, one natural science/mathematics – MATH 1100, MATH 1101, MATH 1103, or MATH 1111, one humanities, one social science, and one general education elective) must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of a “C”, prior to competitive program admission deadline.

Program Admission: Tifton – Fall Semester; Thomasville - Fall Semester

Entrance Requirements: Entry into this program is based on competitive admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the program. For further details, Please see the Competitive Admissions Criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Surgical Technology Competitive Admissions Criteria Requirements:


Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age prior to first clinical course.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Toxicology. All may be required to be successfully passed, as prescribed by the clinical institutions.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the certification examination. Surgical Techs seeking this degree or transferring students must provide proof of graduation from an accredited program or proof of valid national certification.

Program Final Exit Point: Surgical Technology, Associate of Applied Science. Eligible to apply for a national certification examination.

Credits Required for Graduation: 73 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

CAAHEP Accreditation: Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE) Results for 2017 Annual Reporting Period:

Thomasville Campus – 90%
​Tifton Campus – 90%

Surgical Technology:
SRTC-Thomasville

SRTC-Tifton

The Surgical Technology associate degree program at SRTC-Thomasville and the diploma program at SRTC-Thomasville and SRTC-Tifton are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA); 25400 U.S. Hwy 19 North, Clearwater, FL, 33763; Phone: 1-727-210-2350; web site: www.caahep.org.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
http://www.caahep.org

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA)
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 210
Littleton, Colorado 80120-8031
Phone: 303-694-9262
Fax: 303-741-3655
http://www.arcstsa.org

Cost
1st Term
Tuition: $1335
Fees: $309
Books: $896.56
Total: $2540.56

2nd Term
Tuition: $1068
Fees: $284
Books: $630.1
Total: $1982.1

3rd Term
Books: $485.1
Fees: $459
Tuition: $1335
Total: $2279.1

4th Term
Tuition: $1157
Fees: $339
Books: $284.9
Total: $1780.9

5th Term
Tuition: $1068
Fees: $593
Books: $59.5
Total: $1720.5

Curriculum Credits

1: General Education Courses (15 Hours)

15

Area I: Language Arts/Communications (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Hours) 3
Math 0001 One Degree Level Mathematics Course 3
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours) 3
and an additional course from Area I, II, III and IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 Hours)

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (55 Hours)

55

ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy/Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy/Physiology Lab II 1
BIOL 2117 Introductory Microbiology 3
BIOL 2117L Introductory Microbiology Lab 1
SURG 1010 Intro to Surgical Technology 8
SURG 1020 Principles of Surgical Tech 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 Tech Clinical II 3
SURG 2130 Surgical Tech Clinical III 3
SURG 2140 Surgical Tech Clinical IV 3
SURG 2240 Seminar in Surgical Technology 2

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