LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                               CURRICULUM GUIDE

Surgical Technology
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0216  (Effective Fall 2003 - 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.  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 program is accredited by the
Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)
and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(CAAHEP).

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 2003/2004 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 (See Note 1)                                    TOTAL: 43 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy (See Note 2)                                       4
BIOL 202    Human Physiology (See Note 2)                                    4
CHSE 117    Health Law and Ethics (See Note 2)                               2
CHSE 120    Medical Terminology (See Note 2)                                 4
SURG 100    Fundamental Surgical Tech                                        3
SURG 101    The Surgical Patient                                             2
SURG 103    Surgical Asepsis (See Note 3)                                    2
SURG 104    Operative Procedures                                             6
SURG 121    Applied Surg Techniques I                                        2
SURG 122    Applied Surg Techniques II                                       4
SURG 123    Applied Surg Techniques III                                      8
SURG 124    Applied Surg Techniques IV                                       2

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   43

NOTES:
1.    Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (BCLS) is required
      throughout the program (EMSB 102 or American Red Cross "Provider C".) It
      is highly recommended that students be familiar with computer
      technology. It is also recommended that students enroll in CABS 103
      Internet Basics for Non-Majors.
2.    This course must be completed prior to admission to the Surgical
      Technology program as part of the Phase I requirements for admission.
3.    It is highly recommended that students complete SURG 103 prior to
      admission to the Surgical Technology program. SURG 103 will be required
      for admission beginning with the Fall 2004 curriculum. 
4.    Students must complete all required courses with a minimum 2.5 grade or
      better.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
BIOL 201, BIOL 202, CHSE 117, 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 highly recommended that students also
complete SURG 103 prior to admission for Fall 2003. (Beginning Fall 2004, this
will be a requirement.) 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 (Fall)        IV (Spring)
BIOL 201          BIOL 202          SURG 100          SURG 104
CHSE 117          SURG 103          SURG 101          SURG 123
CHSE 120                            SURG 121          SURG 124
                                    SURG 122