LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                               CURRICULAR GUIDE

Surgical Technology
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0216  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2003)

A surgical technologist assists the surgeon in the operating room as a member
of the surgical team. Some of the duties of the surgical technologist include
preparing the operating room for the surgical procedure, preparing all sterile
areas and instruments for use, assisting with sterile draping, gowning and
gloving, and handing sterile instruments to the surgical assistant or surgeon.
The surgical technologist may work in a hospital operating room, a surgeon's
private office, a surgical outpatient clinic, and possibly in an emergency
room or obstetrical delivery room.  The surgical technologist may become
certified through a national exam offered by the Association of Surgical
Technologists.  An associate degree in Surgical Technology is also available
for career advancement opportunities.

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Surgical
Technology Program.

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

INFORMATION
The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 2002/2003 academic year.  For
the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 43 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AHCC 112    Health Law and Ethics (See Notes 1 & 3)                          2
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy (See Notes 1 & 4)                                  4
BIOL 202    Human Anatomy (See Notes 1 & 4)                                  4
CHSE 120    Medical Terminology                                              4
SURG 100    Fundamental Surgical Tech                                        3
SURG 101    The Surgical Patient                                             2
SURG 103    Surgical Asepsis (See Notes 1 & 3)                               2
SURG 104    Operative Procedures                                             6
SURG 121    Applied Surg Techniques I                                        2
SURG 122    Applied Surg Techniques II                                       5
SURG 123    Applied Surg Techniques III                                      7
SURG 124    Applied Surg Techniques IV                                       2

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   43

NOTES:
1.    This course may be taken prior to admission to the program.
2.    Students must complete all required courses with a minimum 2.5 grade or
      better.
3.    Beginning with students admitted Fall 2003, AHCC 112 and SURG 103 must
      be completed prior to admission to the Surgical Technology Program.
4.    BIOL 145 may be substituted for BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 for students
      admitted Fall 2002 only.  Beginning with students admitted Fall 2003,
      BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 will be required for all students.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
BIOL 201 and CHSE 120 must be completed prior to admission to the Surgical
Technology program as part of the Phase I requirements for admission. It is
strongly recommended that students also complete AHCC 112 and SURG 103 prior
to admission to the Surgical Technology program. Students should see course
descriptions to find out when departments plan to offer courses.  Students who
for any reason are unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for
example, those who are part-time, have transferred in courses from another
school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an academic advisor
or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III
AHCC 112          BIOL 202          SURG 104
BIOL 201          SURG 100          SURG 123
CHSE 120          SURG 101          SURG 124
SURG 103          SURG 121          
                  SURG 122