seward county community college

Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Accreditation:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355-113th Street N., #7709
Seminole, Florida 33775
www.caahep.org
phone: 727-210-2350
fax: 727-210-2354

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and
Surgical Assisting 2016-2026
19751 East Mainstreet, Suite #339
Parker, CO 80138
www.arcstsa.org
Phone: 303-694-9262
Fax: 303-741-3655

Fall

Item #
Title
Credit Hours
6
Sub-Total Credit Hours
17
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First Year Total

Electives (6 credit hours total) must be from at least 2 of the following disciplines: Mathematics, Lab Science, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, or Physical Education. Any exceptions for prerequisite course completion dates may be considered for approval by the program director.

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Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credit Hours
Sub-Total Credit Hours
12
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Spring Semester

Item #
Title
Credit Hours
Sub-Total Credit Hours
14
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Summer Semester

Item #
Title
Credit Hours
Sub-Total Credit Hours
8
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Second Year Total

Suggested courses and information provided on curriculum pages is not to be used in place of academic advisement from the student's assigned advisor. Students should always visit with an advisor before enrollment to ensure selected options contribute to the overall course of study, academic schedule, and student success.

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*General education courses must be taken prior to admission to the Surgical Technology program

All General Education courses and program courses must be completed with a minimum letter grade of “C” in order to be considered for admission into the Surgical Technology program. Failure to achieve at least a “C” in program course will cause a student to be ineligible to continue with the program.

Clinical Case Requirements

The total number of cases the student must complete is 120. Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 cases in General Surgery. 20 of these cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete a minimum of 90 cases in various surgical specialties. 60 of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of 4 surgical specialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. 10 diagnostic endoscopic cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases can be counted toward the maximum number of Second Scrub Role cases. Observation cases must be documented, but do not count towards the 120 required cases.

CST Exam Requirement

Students successfully completing the course requirements for the certificate or AAS Surgical Technology program will take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists and will be required to provide an approved photo ID with signature such as a valid driver’s license, valid passport or military ID card, or government-issued identification card.

AAS
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