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Campus: Westminster Campus

Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. This program functions as cohorts starting fall and spring semester of each academic year. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Program Director or Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Surgical Technology and enter the workforce. Students explore methods of providing patient care during all phases of surgery. 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, technologists pass instruments and sterile supplies to surgeons and assistants. This four semester program develops the knowledge and skills for an entry level career 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. FRCC Surgical Technology Program has been granted accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council for Education in Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting (www.arcstsa.org) which will allow students who successfully complete the program to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification and have the credential of Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 201Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

BIO 204Microbiology w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

ENGLISH ENG 121/122/131

3

MATH MAT 107 or Higher

3

HPR 208Medical Record Terminology

2

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 202Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

STE 100Fundamentals of Surgical Technology

6

STE 101Surgical Technology Skills Lab

4

STE 105Pharmacology of Surgical Technology

2

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 235Human Growth & Development: GT-SS3

3

STE 110Surgical Procedures I

3

STE 115Surgical Procedures II

3

STE 120Surgical Procedures III

3

STE 133Surgical Instruments Lab I

1.5

STE 134Surgical Instruments Lab II

1.5

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
STE 181Internship I

4

STE 182Internship II

4

STE 183Internship III

4

STE 279CST Exam Review Course

1

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 60