Surgical Technology

Program Description:

The Technical Studies Degree is designed to meet three major needs:

1.        To provide for cooperatively sponsored educational opportunities leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree and/or one-year Certificate for students in quality education and training programs.
2.        To increase the abilities of employees to use technology effectively and responsibly.
3.        To assist those employed in the workforce to understand that education is a life-long process. Mountwest Community & Technical College delivers educational programs in a variety of occupational fields to businesses and industries having an immediate need for such programs.

Components of the program include the following: general education, classroom instruction in a technical core and in the occupational area, and possible on-the-job training. Technical Studies students must meet admission and performance standards. Credits earned through either the approved apprenticeship programs or through industry based education and training programs will not be added to the student’s collegiate transcript until the student has completed twelve program credit hours from Mountwest Community and Technical College and has obtained at least a 2.00 GPA.

REQUIRED COURSES1 for the Academic Year 2014-2015

Course Course Title Hours
COM 112 Oral Communication2 3
ENL 111 Written Communication3 3
IT 101 Fundamentals of Computers (EDGE) 3
MAT 145 Applications in Algebra4 3
PSYC 215 Lifespan Psychology 3
AH 151 Medical Terminology2 (EDGE) 3
AH 207 Infection Control for Health Professions5 3
BIOL 257 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 3
ENL 231 Technical Report Writing3 3
ST 100 Introduction to Surgical Technology 4
ST 101 Asepsis and Sterile Technique/Lab 2
ST Pharmacology for Surgical Technology 1
ST 200 Surgical Case Management 8
ST 201 Clinical 2
ST 300 Surgical Procedures I 5
ST 301 Clinical 4
ST 400 Surgical Procedures II 5
ST 401 Clinical6 4

1 Prior to acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program, a student must complete an application through Collins Career Center, be accepted, and meet all program prerequisites.
2 AH 151, COM 112, and PSYC have a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
3 ENL 111, and ENL 231 have a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
4 MAT 145 has a prerequisite of MAT 096, or MAT 097, or placement in 100-level mathematics.
5 AH 207 has a prerequisite of AH 151.
6 ST 401 has a prerequisite of successful completion of ST 100, ST 101, ST 200, and ST 201 with a grade of “C” or better.

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