Surgical Technology (AAS-SUR)
Program Location: Bay Minette Campus
Nursing and Allied Health Division
Length: Five-Six Semesters
This program is designed to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists for employment as members of the surgical team in any surgical facility setting. Program instruction includes cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. Students may obtain their Certification as a Surgical Technologist after successful completion of this program and upon passing the national certification examination. Students will relate theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and will develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; and assist surgeons with surgical procedures. Employment opportunities may be attained in labor/delivery departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, hospital surgery departments, physicians’ offices, and central supply departments.
Admission is for fall semester of each year. Prerequisite courses include ENG 101 English Composition I, MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra, BIO 103 Principles of Biology, BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I, either BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II or BIO 220 Microbiology, a Humanities elective, and ORI 101 Orientation to College (first time college students). Surgical technology applications are located on the Coastal Alabama website. After accepted into the program, students are required to provide the following: drug screen, background checks, physical exam showing ability to meet essential eligibility criteria (as outlined in the surgical technology application), CPR, proof of medical insurance and records of immunizations.
The courses listed in the below degree plan are required for an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students are eligible to take the certification exam and work as surgical technologists upon completion of the degree. A minimum of a 'C' is required in all program courses including the required general education courses in order to progress in the program.
ORI 101 will be required for those without prior college coursework as specified in the College Catalog. Principles of Biology, BIO 103, is a pre-requisite for Anatomy & Physiology I which is a pre-requisite for program admission. (Contact the Biology Division Chair to determine if the requirement for BIO 103 may be waived). MTH 116, Mathematical Applications, does not meet the minimum requirement for Math.