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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
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 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: 16

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
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: 14

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:
60

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.
 
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