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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Surgical Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

 

Curriculum Code: 1021  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2006)

 

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. 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 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 Notes 1 and 6)

TOTAL:  54 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

MATH 112

Intermediate Algebra

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 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

WRIT 121

Composition I (See Note 4)

4

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS (See Note 7)

TOTAL:  12-15 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  General Education Core Areas

3 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 (See Note 5)

0

 

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

66

 

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.

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, 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

MATH 112

SURG 101

SURG 123

CHSE 120

SURG 103

SURG 121

SURG 124

 

Lim.Ch.

SURG 122

Lim.Ch.

 

V (Summer)

 

 

 

MGMT 234

 

 

 

WRIT 121

 

 

 

Lim.Ch.

 

 

 

Lim.Ch.

 

 

 

                   

 

 



 
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