Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Surgical Technology

Allied Health

221 Linn Hall

319-398-5566

www.kirkwood.edu.alliedhealth

Entry time

Spring start (Cedar Rapids site)

Fall start (Distance Education program available at Hawkeye Community College, Indian Hills Community College, Northeast Iowa Community College)

Award

Diploma

1 year (3 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree after completion of additional required courses.
2 years (5 semesters)

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. They work under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize safety

Career opportunities: hospital operating rooms, sales representative, ambulatory surgery centers, teaching, hospital labor and delivery, hospital central supply, advancement to management positions possible with experience and education.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

BIO-161

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

3

BIO-182

Basic Microbiology

1.5

HSC-107

Professionals in Health

2

HSC-117

Basic Medical Terminology

2.5

HSC-210

Health Skills I

1

SUR-126

Surgical Technology I

6.5

 

 

16.5

Second Semester

MAT-731

Introduction to Math

2

SUR-225

Surgical Technology II

4

SUR-421

Surgical Technology Pharmacology

1

SUR-440

Biomedical Sciences for Surgical Technology

2

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication or

3

COM-222

Communication for Health Care Professionals

 

 

 

12

Third Semester

SUR-340

Surgical Specialties

4

SUR-520

Surgical Technology Practicum I

2

SUR-523

Surgical Technology Practicum II

9

 

 

15

Total diploma program credit hours

43.5

Fourth Semester

BIO-181

Homeostatic Physiology

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

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Humanities elective

3

 

 

12

Fifth Semester

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

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Electives

5

 

 

8

Total Associate of Applied Science degree program credit hours

63.5

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