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Surgical Technology, (Limited Access Program), A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 223500 - EFFECTIVE FALL 2019

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

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

Maggie Muszka, Administrative Assistant, 386-506-3080, Magdolna.Muszka@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 diploma for the program from the College. 

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 110, Littleton, CO 80120; (303) 694-9262.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of aseptic technique in the perioperative setting.

  2. Demonstrate skills and behaviors necessary to function as a member of a surgical team.

  3. Organize routine instrumentation and supplies within the perioperative environment.

  4. Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with members of the surgical team to deliver quality patient care with consideration to the unique psychological and social needs of each surgical patient.

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

Approximate Additional Costs

Tuition and Fees*: $ 6,552.32

Access Fee:            $ 70.40 ($1.10 per credit)

Assessment Fee:    $ 33

Anticipated Lab Fees: $586.56

Additional Admission Requirements

  • This is a limited access program. Students will be admitted to the program as a cohort each fall semester.

  • 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. Those applicants that have successfully completed college level English and/or Math may be exempt from placement testing. All other applicants are required to take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) and be at the 10th grade level for reading, language and arithmetic.

  • 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 second screening will be required in the third semester of the program.

  • Attendance at a program information session is required as well as a program interview for consideration. Dates will be announced.

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers to include adults, infants, children, and AED affiliated with the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Additional Completion 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.

  • It is strongly suggested that the following courses be successfully completed prior to submitting a request for enrollment: HSC1531 (Medical Terminology), BSC1085C (Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab), MGF2106 (Survey in Mathematics) or MAC1105 (College Algebra) and STS1302 (Introduction to Surgical Technology).

  • All general education and program courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.

  • Submit the completed application for continuing enrollment to the School of Health Careers.

  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Surgical Technology program as outlined in the ST student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 20 Credits

Communication Core (3 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

MAC1105College Algebra

3

MAC1105:  Students seeking to transfer to Bachelor's program are recommended to complete MAC1105 to satisfy their Mathematics core requirement.

Natural Sciences Core (8 credits)

BSC1085CHuman Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BSC1086CHuman Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab

4

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

Social Science Core (3 credits)

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

This program and the program specific courses are effective, beginning Fall 2019.
STS1302Introduction to Surgical Technology

3

STS1303Fundamentals of Surgical Technology

3

STS1304LOperating Room Techniques Laboratory

3

STS1307Surgical Equipment and Instrumentation

3

STS1308Perioperative Patient Care Concepts

3

STS1323Surgical Procedures I

3

STS1327LPrinciples and Practices of Surgical Technology Laboratory

2

STS1931Surgical Technology Special Topics Seminar

2

STS2179Surgical Biomedical Fundamentals

2

STS2324Surgical Procedures II

3

STS2340Surgical Pharmacology

2

STS2360Professional Skills for the Surgical Technologist

2

STS2944Surgical Clinical I

3

STS2945Surgical Clinical II

3

STS2946Surgical Clinical III

3

Additional Required Course

HSC1531Medical Terminology

4

Sample Program of Study

This program and the program specific courses are effective, beginning Fall 2019. 

Prerequisite Courses

BSC1085CHuman Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

HSC1531Medical Terminology

4

 

MAC1105College Algebra

3

OR

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

 

STS1302Introduction to Surgical Technology

3

MAC1105:  Students seeking to transfer to Bachelor's program are recommended to complete MAC1105 to satisfy their Mathematics core requirement.

Year 1

1st Semester - Fall

BSC1086CHuman Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab

4

STS1303Fundamentals of Surgical Technology

3

STS1307Surgical Equipment and Instrumentation

3

STS1327LPrinciples and Practices of Surgical Technology Laboratory

2

2nd Semester - Spring

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

STS1304LOperating Room Techniques Laboratory

3

STS1308Perioperative Patient Care Concepts

3

STS1323Surgical Procedures I

3

STS2179Surgical Biomedical Fundamentals

2

3rd Semester - Summer A

STS2944Surgical Clinical I

3

Year 2

1st Semester - Fall

Humanities Core

3

STS2324Surgical Procedures II

3

STS2340Surgical Pharmacology

2

STS2945Surgical Clinical II

3

2nd Semester - Spring

PSY1012General Psychology

3

STS1931Surgical Technology Special Topics Seminar

2

STS2360Professional Skills for the Surgical Technologist

2

STS2946Surgical Clinical III

3

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

Total Credit Hours: 64