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Surgical Technologist

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 65 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Surgical Technology program is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologist able to function within the healthcare community.

 

Program Accreditation:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee for Surgical Technologists (ARC-ST).

Admission to the Program:

Admission criteria include:  (1) graduation from high school, or equivalent; (2) placement scores into ENGL 110 and READ 115; (3) an ACT composite score of 18 or above (16 or above if tested before October 28, 1989); 1 year high school BIOL or equivalent ("C" or better) (4) minimum "C" average in courses you are transfering to ICC: (5) for students not initially admissible to program minimum "C" average in 18 or more approved semester hours taken at ICC; physical examination.

 

Recommended high school courses:  (1) four years of English/communication; (2) two years of mathematics; and (3) three years of biological science

Program Note:

Students are advised to complete all BIOL prior to first SURTK course.

 

If you are a surgical technologist and have graduated from an ARC-ST accredited surgical technology program, you may enroll in this program to complete your Associate in Applied Science degree.  Transcripts must be evaluated and SURTK 250 may be substituted for SURTK 211.  If SURTK 250 is substituted for SURTK 211, a minimum of (65) credit hours must be completed to graduate from the AAS program.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
SURTK 120; BIOL 205; HLTH 110; HLTH 121; ENGL 110

Spring Semester 1:
SURTK 121; BIOL 206; SURTK 130; HEOCC 114; COMM 110

Summer Semester 1:
SURTK 122

Fall Semester 2:
SURTK 210; BIOL 210; SOC 110

Spring Semester 2:
SURTK 211; PSY 110; Humanities


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I **3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE **3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY **3
BIOL 205PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I **4
BIOL 206PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II **4
BIOL 210MICROBIOLOGY **4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
HEOCC 114INTRODUCTION TO INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE **1
HLTH 110FUNDAMENTALS OF STERILE PROCESSING **2
HLTH 121MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY **2
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY **3
SURTK 120INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY 4
SURTK 121FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY I 7
SURTK 122FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY II 6
SURTK 130PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 1
SURTK 210FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY III 8
SURTK 211ADVANCED FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY 7

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program.

Suggested supplemental courses: HEOCC 111, 200, 230; PSY 115,116,117,119

 

Student must attain a "C" grade or higher in each BIOL and SURTK course in order to be retained in and graduate from the program.

For Program Information Contact:

Health Careers Department
(309)999-4600