Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Surgical Technology

Allied Health

2164 Linn Hall

319-398-5566

www.kirkwood.edu/alliedhealth

Entry time
Spring (Cedar Rapids site)
Fall (Distance Education)

Award
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including summer)
Associate of Applied Science degree after completion of additional required courses.
2 years (5 terms including summer)

Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Association of Surgical Technologies (AST) based on the recommendations of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Students will apply to take the Certified Surgical Technologist test before graduation. The Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) can be contacted at: 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite #10, Littleton, CO 80120, 303-694-9262, http://www.arcstsa.org. CAAHEP| 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.

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. This degree program is designed for the surgical technology diploma graduate who wants to continue his or her education and receive an associate of applied science degree. With the escalating rate of change and increasing complexity of surgical procedures, the associate of applied science degree option will provide the student with a broader education basis, which may assist in career advancement.

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.

This curriculum is for the Cedar Rapids-based program or the spring start. Curriculum for the Distance Education program, or fall start, is slightly different. Contact Allied Health for information.

AAS Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

BIO-168

Human Anatomy & Physiology I*

4

HSC-115

Medical Terminology*

4

 

 

8

Term 1

ENG-105

Composition I

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

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Humanities Elective

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

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Elective

3

 

 

15

Term 2

HSC-107

Professionals in Health*

2

BIO-173

Human Anatomy & Physiology II*

4

SUR-126

Surgical Technology I

4.5

SUR-128

Surgical Technology I Lab

2

SUR-182

Microbiology for Surgical Technologists

1

 

 

13.5

Term 3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication* OR

3

COM-222

Communication for Health Care Professionals* OR

 

SPC-112

Public Speaking*

 

SUR-322

Surgical Technology II

3

SUR-323

Surgical Technology II Lab

1

SUR-340

Surgical Specialties I

1

SUR-420

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

2

SUR-440

Biomedical Sciences for Surgical Technology

2

 

 

12

Term 4

SUR-341

Surgical Specialties II

3

SUR-520

Surgical Technology Practicum I

2

SUR-523

Surgical Technology Practicum II

9

 

 

14

Total Associate of Applied Science degree program credit hours

62.5

Optional

SUR-924

Honors Project

1

Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

BIO-168

Human Anatomy & Physiology I**-

4

HSC-115

Medical Terminology**

4

 

 

8

Term 1

HSC-107

Professionals in Health*

2

SUR-126

Surgical Technology I

4.5

SUR-128

Surgical Technology I Lab

2

SUR-182

Microbiology for Surgical Technologists

1

BIO-173

Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab

4

 

 

13.5

Term 2

SUR-322

Surgical Technology II

3

SUR-323

Surgical Technology II Lab

1

SUR-340

Surgical Specialties I

1

SUR-420

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

2

SUR-440

Biomedical Sciences for Surgical Technology

2

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication* OR

3

COM-222

Communication for Health Care Professionals* OR

 

SPC-112

Public Speaking*

 

 

 

12

Term 3

SUR-523

Surgical Technology Practicum II

9

SUR-341

Surgical Specialties II

3

SUR-520

Surgical Technology Practicum I

2

 

 

14

Total diploma program credit hours

47.5

Optional

SUR-924

Honors Project

1

*Courses may be taken before beginning the program.

Surgical Technology students will apply and take the National Certified Surgical Technologist exam.

Students must receive a C in all technical courses in the Surgical Technology program and a C- in BIO-168 and BIO-173.

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