Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
The Surgical Technology program prepares competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates will have the entry-level knowledge to assist surgeons and be an active member of the surgical team. Throughout the perioperative experience students will demonstrate proficiency in surgical asepsis with the preparation and use of surgical equipment, instruments and supplies while employing an understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and microbiology.
Program outcomes
  1. Participate as an active member of the perioperative team.
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors, communication and collaboration in providing safe patient care.
  3. Apply concepts of patient safety, asepsis and infection control throughout the patient’s perioperative experience.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of surgical equipment, supplies and instruments in providing patient care.
  5. Demonstrate professional and ethical skills and behaviors consistent with the role of surgical technologist.
  6. Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication with the patient and other members of the perioperative team.
  7. Demonstrate respect for the dignity, rights, beliefs and values of a diverse population of patients.
  8. Demonstrate efficient use of technology in the perioperative setting, including appropriate use of social media.
  9. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
60 Required courses
60 Total

Surgical Technology

Required Courses:

Course Credits
BIOL2260 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL2261 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
BIOL2262 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL2263 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
BIOL2267 - Medical Microbiology 3
BIOL2268 - Medical Microbiology Lab 1
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
HLTH1116 - Medical Terminology 3
PHIL1200 - Applied and Professional Ethics 3
PSYC2222 - Lifespan Development 3
SURT1200 - Introduction to Surgical Technology 3
SURT1210 - Surgical Technology I 6
SURT1215 - Surgical Pharmacology 3
SURT1220 - Surgical Technology II 5
SURT1225 - Surgical Pathophysiology 3
SURT1230 - Surgical Technology III 4
SURT1250 - Surgical Clinical I 6
SURT1255 - Surgical Clinical II 6

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
0 Eligibility Criteria: GPA 2.0 or higher or a C in required courses

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
0 Program Pre-requisites: American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR MDH Background Check National Background Check Developmental Education with C or better Health Form/Immunization documentation

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
0 Test out or pass with a "C" or better Math 1020
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