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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Surgical Technology

Certificate of Achievement

 

Curriculum Code: 0216  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2005)

 

The Surgical Technologist is the person who stands elbow-to-elbow with the surgeon and passes the instruments.  It is his or her job to maintain the sterile field and to respond to the surgeon?s needs.  The Surgical Technologist prepares the operating room for surgical procedures, prepares all sterile areas and instruments for use, gowns and gloves other personnel, assists with sterile draping of the patient, and hands sterile instrumentation to the surgeon and/or assistant.  Surgical Technologists are generally employed by a hospital to work in an operating room. They may also be hired in a surgeon?s office, an out-patient clinic, a central processing department, or they may choose to explore sales or teaching.  The Surgical Technologist may become certified by successfully passing a national exam offered by the Liaison Council on Certification of Surgical Technologists (LCC-ST?).  An Associate Degree in Surgical Technology is strongly recommended by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST?/1990).  This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP?), upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST?).

 

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 2004/2005 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 3)

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 2)

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 ?Professional Rescuer?.) It is highly recommended that students be familiar with computer technology. It is also recommended that students enroll in CITF 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 BIOL 202 prior to admission to the Surgical Technology program.  BIOL 202 will be required for admission beginning with the Fall 2005 curriculum.

4.

Students must complete all required courses with a minimum 2.5 grade or better to receive the certificate of achievement.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

BIOL 201, CHSE 117, CHSE 120, and SURG 103 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 BIOL 202 prior to admission for Fall 2004.  (Beginning Fall 2005, 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

 

                 

 

 



 
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