LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                               CURRICULUM GUIDE

Surgical Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 1021  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2005)

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. 
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. 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 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: 50 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
MGMT 234    Diversity in the Workplace                                       3
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
WRIT 121    Composition I (See Note 4)                                       4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 15-19 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                           6-7 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these
requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for
each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 5)         0
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area (See Note 5)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 5)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Surgical Technology Supportive Courses                9-12 Credits
CHEM 120    Gen Organic & Biological Chem                                    4
CHEM 135    Chemistry in Society                                             4
CHSE 114    Introduction to Pathology                                        2
CHSE 115    Pharmacology-Allied Health                                       2
CHSE 145    Healthcare Central Serv Tech                                     5
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
PSYC 200    Introduction to Psychology                                       4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   65

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.    WRIT 121 is the minimum writing requirement. It may be replaced by WRIT
      122, WRIT 131, or WRIT 132.
5.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
6.    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.
7.    All "LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS" must be completed with a minimum 2.0
      grade.

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          Lim.Ch.           SURG 121          SURG 124
                  Lim.Ch.           SURG 122          Lim.Ch.

V (Summer)
MGMT 234
WRIT 121
Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.