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Surgical Technology (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1192/1092 - Catalog 2017/2018

Dana Bancer, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3747, Dana.Bancer@daytonastate.edu

Maggie Muszka, Administrative Assistant, 386-506-3080, Magdolna.Muszka@daytonastate.edu

Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, Melissa.Brown@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Surgical Technology program is to provide the student with an innovative learning experience preparing the student to be a professional and competent member of the surgical team. The realization of this mission will be the student's successful completion of the program and passing of the national certification examination.

Description:

The program offers the student an opportunity to develop the technical ability, knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment in any surgical setting, hospital operating room or free standing healthcare facility, as a member of the surgical team. The educational process is accomplished by classroom lecture, intense training in a mock operating room lab setting, and transition to operating rooms in local healthcare facilities.

Graduates are required to take the National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA) Certification exam upon successful completion and graduation of the program. Once the graduate has taken the exam, they are eligible to receive their Certificate of Completion for the program from the College.

Classes admitted in August at the Daytona Beach Campus.

Program Accreditation: The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee for Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assistants (ARC-ST/SA). Information may be obtained from CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-2350 and ARC-ST, 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 210, Littleton, CO 80120; (303) 694-9262.

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of surgical technology.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to function in the first scrub solo role (as defined by the Core Curriculum) for core and specialty surgical procedures.
  3. Qualify to obtain an entry-level job at a sponsoring institution.
  4. Model professional behavior by applying the ethical and legal principles of surgical technology practice in the culturally diverse environment of the operating room.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

All of the following are required for this program:

Program Tuition and Fees: $3,891*

Access Fee: $54 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees: $178

Uniforms/Lab Coats: $175

Textbooks: $1,150

National Certification Exam: $190

Association for Surgical Technology Membership Fee: $45

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • This is a limited access program. Continuing enrollment approval will be required to enroll in the program specific courses based on a selection process after completing the General Education classes required.
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of 'C' or better is required before submitting a request for continuing enrollment: *BSC0070 (Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Health Careers) and HSC1531 (Medical Terminology).

    PLEASE NOTE: *BSC1085C (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab) and BSC1086C (Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab) may be substituted for BSC0070 (Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Health Careers).

  • Submit the completed application for continuing enrollment to the School of Health Careers.
  • Selection for continuing enrollment is made once per year based on cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or better, completion of pre-requisite courses with a grade of C or better, pre-admission consultation and attendance at a program information session. Applicants with higher cumulative GPA's and successful completion of all prerequisite and corequisite courses will be considered more favorably.
  • Applicants starting in a Florida Public high school in 2003 or after and graduating from a Florida public high school with a standard high school diploma and active duty military are exempt from any placement testing. Applicants that have successfully completed college level English and/or Math may also be exempt from placement testing. All other applicants will be required to take the TABE test and must achieve a score of at least 11th Grade level in Reading and Language, and 10th grade level in Math.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Provider and AED through American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
  • Health Insurance mandatory.
  • A physical examination is required prior to the first day of class.
  • Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • A pre-admission interview is required prior to continuing enrollment approval. Dates to be announced.
  • Program specific courses and general education courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Surgical Technology program as outlined in the Surgical Technology student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

Careers

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters (36 weeks) for a full-time student, with 100% graduating within 3 semesters for 2014-15. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 89%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2055.00

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

STS0003Introduction to Surgical Technology

60.9

STS0008Pharmacology for Surgical Technology

45

STS0120Surgical Specialities I

66

STS0121Surgical Specialities II

88.2

STS0122Surgical Specialities III

34.8

STS0155Surgical Techniques and Procedures

96

STS0155LSurgical Techniques and Procedures Lab

111

STS0255LSurgical Procedures Clinical I

192

STS0256LSurgical Procedures Clinical II

375

STS0257LSurgical Procedures Clinical III

156

Sample Program of Study

Prerequisite Courses

HSC1531Medical Terminology

4

BSC0070Basic Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers

45

1st Semester - Fall

STS0003Introduction to Surgical Technology

60.9

STS0008Pharmacology for Surgical Technology

45

STS0120Surgical Specialities I

66

STS0155Surgical Techniques and Procedures

96

STS0155LSurgical Techniques and Procedures Lab

111

STS0255LSurgical Procedures Clinical I

192

2nd Semester - Spring

STS0121Surgical Specialities II

88.2

STS0256LSurgical Procedures Clinical II

375

3rd Semester - Summer

STS0122Surgical Specialities III

34.8

STS0257LSurgical Procedures Clinical III

156

TOTAL SEM. HRS. 4.00
TOTAL VOC. HRS. 42.33
TOTAL CONTACT HRS. 1330.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.