LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                               CURRICULAR GUIDE

Surgical Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 1021  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2004)

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. Surgical technologists may advance to positions
such as surgical first assistant with additional education and training beyond
that of the Surgical Technology Associate Degree. The surgical technologist may
become certified through a national exam offered by the Association of Surgical
Technologists.

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.

GENERAL EDUCATION
General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific course work in mathematics.  See the
General Education Core Requirements section for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.

INFORMATION
The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year. Students wishing to pursue the Certificate of Achievement in
Surgical Technology may select that curriculum option and will not need to meet
CORE general education requirements included in the associate degree curriculum.
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: 50 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AHCC 112    Health Law and Ethics (See Notes 1 and 2)                        2
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy (See Notes 3 and 4)                                4
BIOL 202    Human Physiology (See Note 3)                                    4
CHSE 120    Medical Terminology                                              4
MGMT 234    Diversity in the Workplace                                       3
SURG 100    Fundamental Surgical Tech                                        3
SURG 101    The Surgical Patient                                             2
SURG 103    Surgical Asepsis (See Notes 1 and 2)                             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
WRIT 121    Composition I (See Note 5)                                       4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 12-15 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the GENERAL EDUCATION section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 6)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 7)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 6)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Surgical Technology Supportive Courses                9-12 Credits
AHCC 106    Introduction to Pathology (See Note 1)                           2
CHEM 120    Gen Organic & Biological Chem                                    4
CHEM 135    Chemistry in Society                                             4
CHEM 151    General Chemistry Lecture I (See Note 8)                         4
CHEM 161    General Chemistry Lab I (See Note 8)                             1
MGMT 231    Team Development                                                 3
MGMT 249    Dealing with Difficult People                                    1
MGMT 271    Managing/Resolving Conflict                                      1
MGMT 272    Success Through Assertiveness                                    1
PHIL 151    Intro: Logic & Critical Think                                    4
PHIL 152    Introduction to Ethics                                           4
PSYC 175    Psych of Death:Prep for Living                                   3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   62

NOTES:
1.    This course may be taken prior to admission to the program.
2.    Beginning with Fall 2003 admitted students, AHCC 112 and SURG 103 must be
      completed prior to admission to the Surgical Technology program.
3.    BIOL 145 may be substituted for BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 for Fall 2002
      admitted students only. Students completing BIOL 145 must also then
      complete 4 credits from the LCC Science and Technology Core area
      requirement in Choice 1. Beginning with Fall 2003 admitted students, BIOL
      201 and BIOL 202 will be required for all students.
4.    A chemistry course from Choice 2 is recommended prior to this course.
5.    WRIT 121 is the minimum writing requirement. It may be replaced by WRIT
      122, WRIT 131, or WRIT 132.
6.    Students completing REQUIREMENTS have fulfilled the requirements for this
      Core area.
7.    Students completing BIOL 202 have fulfilled the requirements for this Core
      area. All other Surgical Technology students must take 4 credits from the
      LCC Science and Technology Core area for a total of 7 credits from Choice
      1.
8.    CHEM 151 and CHEM 161 must be taken together.
9.    All REQUIREMENTS must be completed with a minimum 2.5 grade or better with
      the exception of MGMT 234 and WRIT 121 which must be completed with a
      minimum 2.0 grade.
10.   All LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS must be completed with a minimum 2.0
      grade.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
BIOL 201 and CHSE 120 from Semester I must be completed prior to admission to the
Surgical Technology program as part of the Phase I admission requirements.
Beginning with Fall 2003 admitted students, AHCC 112 and SURG 103 must also be
completed prior to admission to the Surgical Technology program.
I                 II                III               IV
AHCC 112          BIOL 202          SURG 104          MGMT 234
BIOL 201          SURG 100          SURG 123          WRIT 121
CHSE 120          SURG 101          SURG 124          Lim.Ch.
SURG 103          SURG 121                            Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           SURG 122
Lim.Ch.