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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3673
Effective Term: 2021 Fall   

Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62.5-91
CIP Code: 51.0909

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
29-2099.07 Surgical Assistants
29-2055.00 Surgical Technologists


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology is designed for students with an interest in working in the surgical setting and caring for patients that are undergoing a surgical procedure. Students will apply manual dexterity and knowledge of surgical technology under the direction of a surgeon and in conjunction with the surgical team. At the completion of the program, graduates may seek employment in a hospital, surgical center, other outpatient settings, or surgical equipment industry and veterinary services. In addition, the AAS degree includes common core classes with the Hospital Central Services certificate program. Upon completion of the Surgical Technology program, students take the national Certified Surgical Technologist exam (CST). Students also have the option within the program to complete the 480-hour Hospital Central Service Technology practicum to be eligible to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification examination from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).



Required Courses
There are two options available to students to enter the surgical technology program after completing the program prerequisite courses. Option I is for students who do NOT have a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM). Option II is for students who have a CRCST certification through IAHCSMM.

Option I
Credits: 45.5-52

+ BIO205 Microbiology 4

HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3)
OR
HCC130AA Health Care Today (0.5) AND
HCC130AB Workplace Behaviors in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AC Personal Wellness and Safety (0.5) AND
HCC130AD Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations (0.5) AND
HCC130AE Legal Issues in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AF Decision Making in the Health Care Setting (0.5)
OR
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0) 0-3

HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (3) OR
HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (2) OR
Work experience or equivalent course education as evaluated by the GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0) 0-3

HCC/RES109 CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5

+ HCS/SGT100 Fundamentals of Surgical Services 5
+ HCS/SGT102 Basic Surgical Instrumentation for Surgical Services 2
+ HCS/SGT107 Equipment and Supplies for Surgical Services 1
+ HCS/SGT152 Advanced Surgical Instruments for Surgical Services 2
+ PHY101 Introduction to Physics 4
+ SGT135 Instrument Handling I 1
+ SGT155 Instrument Handling II 1
+ SGT156 Hospital Central Service Practicum For Surgical Technology 0.5
+ SGT165 Surgical Procedures I 4
+ SGT180 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology I 1
+ SGT200 Operating Room Practicum I 1
+ SGT205 Operating Room Practicum II 2
+ SGT210 Surgical Procedures II 4
+ SGT220 Operating Room Practicum III 3
+ SGT225 Operating Room Practicum IV 3
+ SGT227 Operating Room Practicum V 3
+ SGT260 Surgical Procedures III 2
+ SGT275 Certification Examinations Preparation 2


Option II
Credits: 40.5-47

Students who have been admitted into Option II will have HCS/SGT100 waived by the Program Director with proof of the CRCST certification. 0

+ BIO205 Microbiology 4

HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3)
OR
HCC130AA Health Care Today (0.5) AND
HCC130AB Workplace Behaviors in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AC Personal Wellness and Safety (0.5) AND
HCC130AD Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations (0.5) AND
HCC130AE Legal Issues in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AF Decision Making in the Health Care Setting (0.5)
OR
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0) 0-3

HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (3) OR
HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (2) OR
Work experience or equivalent course education as evaluated by the GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0) 0-3

HCC/RES109 CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5

+ HCS/SGT102 Basic Surgical Instrumentation for Surgical Services 2
+ HCS/SGT107 Equipment and Supplies for Surgical Services 1
+ HCS/SGT152 Advanced Surgical Instruments for Surgical Services 2
+ PHY101 Introduction to Physics 4
+ SGT135 Instrument Handling I 1
+ SGT155 Instrument Handling II 1
+ SGT156 Hospital Central Service Practicum For Surgical Technology 0.5
+ SGT165 Surgical Procedures I 4
+ SGT180 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology I 1
+ SGT200 Operating Room Practicum I 1
+ SGT205 Operating Room Practicum II 2
+ SGT210 Surgical Procedures II 4
+ SGT220 Operating Room Practicum III 3
+ SGT225 Operating Room Practicum IV 3
+ SGT227 Operating Room Practicum V 3
+ SGT260 Surgical Procedures III 2
+ SGT275 Certification Examinations Preparation 2
Credits: 40.5-52

Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate skills and scrubbing procedures in all specialties in the operating room environment. (HCC/RES109, HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT156, SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275)
2. Apply didactic comprehension by passing National Certification Exam for Certified Registered Central Service Technician certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management. (BIO160, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, HCC/RES109, HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT156, SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275, PHY101, [FYC])
3. Apply skills of aseptic technique in lab setting. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT107, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT156, SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275, MAT120, MAT121, MAT122)
4. Collaborate to enhance team communication skills. (HCC130++, HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT107, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT156, SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275, PSY101, SOC101, (COM), [FYC])
5. Engage in community activities for self and professional growth. (HCC130++, HCC145, HCC146, SGT156, SGT200, SGT205, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, [HU])
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 22, 2021

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