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Surgical Technology, AAS

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Health Professions / Surgical Technology
  • Degree Code: SRGT.AAS
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Degree Description: 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 two-year associate degree program is designed to prepare entry level surgical technologists to be an integral part of the medical team 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 and be TSI complete 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.

Semester I

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2 hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I or
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
3 hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication or
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication or
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
3 hours
PSYC 2301 General Psychology or
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 1
This course is a competitive entry program. All required academic courses must be complete with a grade of C or better prior to the application deadline. SRGT courses may only be taken after acceptance to the program.
3 hours
15 hours

Semester II

BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology 3 hours
MATH 1314 College Algebra or
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) or
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
3 hours
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4 hours
14 hours

Summer Semester

SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology 4 hours
4 hours

Semester IV

SRGT 1441 Surgical Procedures I 4 hours
SRGT 1660 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist 6 hours
SRGT 1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts & Techniques 4 hours
14 hours

SRGT 1442 Surgical Procedures II 4 hours
SRGT 1391 ST in Surgical/Operating Room Tech 3 hours
SRGT 2660 Clinical - Advanced Surgical Technology 6 hours
13 hours
Total hours:60 hours