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Surgical Technology, Certificate of Completion

  • Academic Year: 2019-2020
  • Division / Department: Health Professions / Surgical Technology
  • Degree Code: SRGT.CERT
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Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA. (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763;; 727-210-2350)

This one-year certificate program is designed to prepare entry level surgical technologists to be an integral part of the team of medical Practitioner's providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. Surgical technologists are individuals with specialized education who function as members of the surgical team in the role of scrub person. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment function properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

Students who would like to apply for acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program at McLennan are required to take the TSI Assessment prior to enrolling in college courses. A student has three years to complete the surgical technology curriculum after official enrollment in the first surgical technology course. Contact the program director for more information.

Marketable Skills:

1. Graduates will communicate effectively in the healthcare setting.

2. Graduates will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the perioperative setting.

3. As an entry-level surgical technologist, graduates will

a. demonstrate the application of the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner that provides for optimal patient care.

b. demonstrate safe practice techniques regarding perioperative routines, patient transportation, and positioning.

c. demonstrate basic surgical case preparation skills.

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology or
HPRS 1101 Introduction to Health Professions and HPRS 1106 Essentials of Medical Terminology
2 hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology 3 hours
Total hours:13 hours

Semester I

SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technologist 4 hours
SRGT 1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts & Techniques 4 hours
SRGT 1260 Clinical - Introductory 2 hours
SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness 1 hours
11 hours

Semester II

SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II 5 hours
SRGT 1660 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist 6 hours
SRGT 1441 Surgical Procedures I 4 hours
15 hours

Semester III

SRGT 2660 Clinical - Advanced 6 hours
6 hours
Total hours:32 hours