Code: F_AAS_STE

Campus: Westminster Campus

Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plans (MAPs) are designed by faculty to better guide you in retention and completion. It is highly encouraged that you complete courses in the recommended order provided below in the notes section. You should work with an academic advisor to adjust your plan based on your scheduling needs.

My Academic Plan

Program Mission & Description

The Surgical Technologist is an integral member of the surgical team including the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nurse to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. Before an operation, surgical technologists help prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment. During the surgery, technologist pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and assistants.

This four semester program develops the knowledge and skills for an entry level job as a Surgical Technologist, one of the fastest growing jobs in health care. Surgical technologists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, surgery departments, obstetric departments, and ambulatory surgery centers.

The Curriculum is in alignment with the standards set forth by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) core curriculum guidelines. Courses include:
• Health sciences (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, anesthesia, medical terminology, microbiology)
• Technological sciences (electricity, information technology, robotics)
• Patient care concepts (bio-psycho-social needs of the patient, death and dying)
• Surgical technology equipment

The program has a site visit scheduled for initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org). This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

AAS in Surgical Technology

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First Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4

BIO 204Microbiology with Lab

4

ENG- GENEnglish:___________

3

MAT- GENMathematics:___________

3-5

HPR 208Medical Record Terminology

2

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Second Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

4

STE 100Fundamentals of Surgical Technology

6

STE 105Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

2

STE 101Surgical Technology Skills Lab

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
STE 110Surgical Procedures I

3

STE 115Surgical Procedures II

3

STE 120Surgical Procedures III

3

STE 179Surgical Technical Seminar

2

PSY 235Human Growth and Development

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
STE 181Internship I

4

STE 182Internship II

4

STE 183Internship III

6

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 60-62