Surgical Technology, Associate in Applied Science
The Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Science program prepares students for entry level positions as surgical technologists through classroom instruction, laboratory skill practice, and clinical experience.
Students will gain theoretical knowledge of the surgical environment and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies and equipment, to maintain aseptic conditions, and to assist surgeons and the surgical team by passing instrumentation during operations.
Persons interested in this program should possess a stable temperament, manual dexterity, physical stamina,and the ability to integrate and prioritize a variety of activites.
Students are required to complete a health history, immunization record, physical exam and a drug and criminal background check prior to attending hospital clinical education.
Employment opportunities include hospital surgical departments, outpatient surgery centers, organ procurement centers and central supply processing units.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA).
Graduates of this program are qualified to take the National Board Exam offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to become a certified surgical technologist (CST).
Program of Study
|ENG 101||College Composition I||3|
|BIO 203||General Microbiology I||4|
|BIO 207||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 208||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|XXX xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or PSY 200||General Psychology|
|XXX xxx||Humanities or Communications Elective||3|
|Physical Education Activity|
|Select 2 credit hours||2|
|ST 120||Principles of Surgical Technology||3|
|ST 122||Medical/Surgical Terminology||3|
|ST 124||Clinical Foundations||3|
|ST 126||Surgical Equipment and Technological Concepts||2|
|ST 128||Perioperative Case Management||3|
|ST 220||Procedures I||3|
|ST 230||Procedures II||3|
|ST 224||Clinical Practice I||6|
|ST 234||Clinical Practice II||6|
|ST 238||Professional Issues||2|
|ST 228||Clinical Seminar||1|
|ST 215||Surgical Pharmacology||2|
|The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to applying for admission into the program.|
|Elementary Algebra 1|
or Two semesters of high school algebra
|Introductory Biology I 1|
or One year of high school biology and chemistry with labs
|Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.|
|Total Credit Hours||63|
1 Math and Science courses must be completed within five calendar years of entering the program or by permission of program director.