ACADEMIC MAP
Surgical Technology, A.A.S

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
COLL 101 ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BIOL 109 ANAT & PHYS FOR ALLIED HEALTH 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 100 INTRO TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY 6 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 102 SURG INSTRUMENT, EQUIP & SUPPL 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
NURS 153 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Careers 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 17

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
MATH 120 — QUANTITATIVE LITERACY OR HIGHER 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 113 Pathophysiology of the Surgical Patient 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
WRITING AND RHETORIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 110 PATIENT CARE CONCEPTS 1 6 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
ST 211 PATIENT CARE CONCEPTS 2 8 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 114 PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY & APPRECIATION OR HUMAN COMMUNICATION & INTERACTION OR PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences CHOOSE 2 OF THE 3 LISTED
TOTAL: 14

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY & APPRECIATION OR HUMAN COMMUNICATION & INTERACTION OR PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences CHOOSE 2 OF THE 3 LISTED
ST 212 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE 10 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 13

The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology prepares students to work under the supervision of a surgeon to assist the safe and efficient performance of invasive surgical procedures and ensure the operative procedure is performed under optimal conditions for patient safety

MILESTONE COURSE:

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

These courses have a clinical component that require a background check on admission, drug testing, active CPR card, and current immunizations.

CAREER PLANNING:

CAPSTONE COURSE:

The course includes a 360- hour preceptorship and a review for the NBSTSA Certification Exam.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


CERTIFICATION:

NBSTSA Surgical Technology Certification Exam is a course requirement of ST 212. Successful students earn the credential of a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
60


2022-2023

ACADEMIC MAP
Surgical Technology, A.A.S

 

PREPARATION FOR ADMISSION
  • High School graduate or equivalent (USA GED)
  • Meet requirements for general admission to college and be admitted to college
  • Meet technical standards for admission with or without reasonable accommodations
  • No history of felony convictions
ADMISSION TO PROGRAM
  • Submit completed Nursing and Health Sciences application
  • Provide official copy of HS and prior college transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA from HS &/or college
  • Complete pre-admission entrance exam
  
Completion of the application process does not imply the applicant will be admitted to the ST program. Due to space limitations, qualified applicants are ranked according to the Entrance Exam and GPA.
ACCEPTANCE TO PROGRAM

  • Comply with clinical practice requirements
  • Comply with clinical practice requirements
  • Physical exam
  • Immunizations
  • CPR
  • Drug Testing
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of 60 credit hours as outlined in the program of study
  • Maintain minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • A grade of “C” or better in each course in the program of study
  • Complete the NBSTSA Surgical Technology Certification Exam

 
Foundational Learning Courses (FLCs):

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

Aesthetics,
Creativity, and
Appreciation
Human
Communication
and Interaction 
People and
Their Worlds
 Quantitative
Reasoning 
Scientific InquiryWriting and
Rhetoric

 ART-101

 ART-111

 ENGL-131

 ENGL-132

 ENGL-221

 ENGL-222

 ENGL-241

 ENGL-242

 ENGL-257

 ENGL-261

 ENGL-262

 ENGL-285

 MUSI-170

 THEA-101

 COMM-105

 COMM-111

 COMM-112

 COMM-202

 ECON-201

 ECON-202

 GEOG-102

 HIST-101

 HIST-102

 HIST-152

 HIST-153

 HIST-250

 PHIL-111

 PHIL-150

 PHIL-231

 POLS-101

 POLS-102

 PSYC-101
 
 PSYC-241

 SOC-101

 SOC-107

 SOC-221

 MATH-120

 MATH-125

 MATH-126

 MATH-211

 ASTR-106
 BIOL-101

 BIOL-102

 BIOL-103

 BIOL-104

 BIOL-107

 BIOL-108

 BIOL-109

 BIOL-115

 BIOL-117

 BIOL-171

 CHEM-111

 CHEM-115

 CHEM-116

 GEOL-101

 GEOL-102

 GEOL-103

 GEOL-104

 GEOL-105

 PSCI-101

 PSCI-111

 PSCI-112

 PHYS-101

 PHYS-102
 
PHYS-111

 ENGL-101

 ENGL-102

 ENGL-107

 

2022-2023

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