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Program Curriculum

Full-Time Program: The following 31 SC will be required in the professional portion of the curriculum:

Course #TitleSemester Credit
Fall
SURG 2211Basic Operating Room Techniques Laboratory2
SURG 2215Clinical Practicum I2
SURG 2312Medical Terminology3
SURG 2313Surgical Pathophysiology3
SURG 2510Basic Operating Room Techniques5
TOTAL15
Spring
SURG 2221Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist2
SURG 2222Perioperative Practice2
SURG 2425Clinical Practicum II4
SURG 2520Advanced Operating Room Techniques5
TOTAL13
Summer (3)
SURG 2123Professional Certifications Seminar1
SURG 2231Clinical Practicum III2
TOTAL3
TOTAL31

A grade of “D” or “F” or a mark of “U” or “NC” in a professional course is not acceptable for progression to the next semester, nor is it acceptable for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program.

Part-Time Program: A two-year program option is available.  In order to be eligible, students must have completed the 24 semester credits in mathematics, sciences, and social sciences of the required pre-requisites prior to enrolling in the program.  The remaining 15 credits must be successfully completed and documented by an official college/university transcript prior to registration for the second professional year.  The part-time curriculum is five semesters in length (fall, spring, fall, spring, and summer).  The maximum enrollment capacity to the part-time curriculum is 4 students per-year.

The following 31 credits are required in the program:

CourseTitleCredits
Year 1
Fall
SURG 2312Medical Terminology3
SURG 2313Surgical Pathophysiology3
6
Spring
SURG 2221Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist2
SURG 2222Perioperative Practice2
4
Year 2
Fall
SURG 2510Basic Operating Room Techniques5
SURG 2211Basic Operating Room Techniques I Laboratory2
SURG 2215Clinical Practicum I2
9
Spring
SURG 2425Clinical Practicum II4
SURG 2520Advanced Operating Room Techniques5
9
Summer
SURG 2123Professional Certifications Seminar1
SURG 2231Clinical Practicum III2
3
TOTAL31

A grade of “D” or “F” or a mark of “U” or “NC” in a professional course is not acceptable for progression to the next semester, nor is it acceptable for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program.