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 Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BIOL 109 : ANAT & PHYS FOR ALLIED HEALTH 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 100 : INTRO TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY 6 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 102 : SURG INSTRUMENT, EQUIP & SUPPL 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
NURS 153 : Medical Terminology for Healthcare Careers 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 101 : ~COMPOSITION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 20

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: BIOL 200/201 — MICROBIOLOGY WITH LAB 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 120 : QUANTITATIVE LITERACY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: MATH 120 — QUANTITATIVE LITERACY OR HIGHER 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 113 : Pathophysiology of the Surgical Patient 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 101 : ~COMPOSITION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 110 : PATIENT CARE CONCEPTS 1 6 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 23

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
COMM 202 : INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 211 : PATIENT CARE CONCEPTS 2 8 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ST 114 : PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
COMM 112 : SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 17

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
ST 212 : SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE 10 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: SOCIETY, DIVERSITY & CONNECTIONS GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives 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:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


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:
73

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 25400 US Highway N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL, 33763.

Program Progression A grade of “C” or better is required in each course in the program of study to progress.


PREPARATION FOR ADMISSION

ADMISSION TO PROGRAM

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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:


The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Surgical Technology prepares qualified individuals to work under the supervision of a surgeon to assist the safe and efficient performance of invasive surgical procedures, make certain that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is performed under optimal conditions that ensures patient safety. As an integral member of the surgical team, the surgical technologist works with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery.

Through a combination of classroom presentations, campus laboratory practice and clinical experiences, the student will develop a knowledge of the surgical environment, instrumentation, procedures and supplies necessary to ensure safe care of the surgical patient. The program includes courses in general and technical education. Clinical experiences are offered under faculty and mentor supervision at Camden Clark Medical Center, Marietta Memorial Health Systems, Thomas Memorial, Charleston Area Medical Centers and other selected community agencies.

The mission of the WVU Parkersburg AAS Degree in Surgical Technology is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains necessary to gain employment as competent entry level surgical technologists. The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL, 33756.


APPLICATION TO PROGRAM
The Nursing and Health Sciences programs have limited enrollment and a selective review process. Students requesting admission to the AAS Degree in Surgical Technology must first meet the requirements for general admission to the college and be admitted to the college.


In addition to meeting all general admission criteria for the college, students must complete a separate Nursing and Health Sciences application and provide an official copy of their high school transcript or GED and any prior college transcripts. Applications will be accepted year round. Application forms are available in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division office and online at www.wvup.edu/healthsciences

Additionally, the applicant must be able to engage in educational and training activities in a manner that
does not endanger themselves or others, be of good moral character, and have no history of felony conduct
or convictions.


Important: The ability to perform under pressure in stressful and emergency situations is a required attribute for surgical team members. Manual dexterity and physical stamina are essential. Many of the responsibilities of the surgical technologist require standing, often for a number of hours; therefore, the applicant must demonstrate the ability to fulfill these job requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

  1. Be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  2. Minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA.
  3. Complete the pre-admission, entrance examination with the required benchmark. Information about
    the exam can be found online at www.wvup.edu/healthsciences.
 
General Education Courses

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

 

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

ENGL 101

ENGL 102

ENGL 107*

ENGL 108*

ASTR 106

ENGL 102

BIOL 101 & BIOL103 lab

ENGL 107*

BIOL 102 & 
ENGL 108*

BIOL 104 lab

BIOL 107*

BIOL 108 *

BIOL 109 *

BIOL 115

BIOL 117

BIOL 171

CHEM 111

CHEM 115

CHEM 116

CS 101

GEOL 101 &
GEOL 102 lab

GEOL 103 &
GEOL 104 lab

GEOL 105 &
GEOL 105L

PSCI 111

PSCI 112

PHYS 101

PHYS 102

PHYS 111

PHYS 112

MATH 120*

MATH 121

MATH 125*

MATH 126

MATH 128

MATH 129

MATH 150

MATH 155

MATH 156

MATH 211

COMM 105

COMM 111

COMM 112

ECON 201

ECON 202

FREN 101

FREN 102

GEOG 102

GEOG 240

POLS 102

POLS 220

PSYC 101

PSYC 241

RELI 231

SOC 101

SOC 105

SOC 221

SOC 232

SPAN 101

SPAN 102

HIST 101

HIST 102

HIST 152

HIST 153

HIST 250*

PHIL 111

PHIL 150*

PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

ART 101

ART 105

ART 106

MUSI 170

THEA 101

Literature

ENGL 131

ENGL 132

ENGL 221

ENGL 222

ENGL 241

ENGL 242

ENGL 261

ENGL 262

ENGL 285

Applied Arts

ART 109

THEA 102

Creative Writing

ENGL 213

ENGL 214

ENGL 215

* * Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).

BUSINESS ELECTIVES:  Business electives may be chosen from courses with the following prefixes:  ACCT, BTEC, ECON, ENT, FIN, GBUS, MGMT, MKTG, or STEM 420.  For assistance in choosing electives please see your adacemic advisor.  Lower division business elective may include CMS 117, 217, 220, or 230.  For the MKTG upper division electives you may chhose from CMS 371, 360, 410, 425, 439.



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