Surgical Technology, A.A.S. with Certificate Option
Program Location: Bay Minette Campus
Nursing and Allied Health Division
Length: Four 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 REQUIREMENTS: Students accepted into the program will be required to provide the following: drug screening, background checks, physical exam showing ability to meet essential functions (as outlined in the surgical technology application), proof of medical insurance and record of immunizations. Students are also required to pass a skills assessment exam to be eligible to start the program. Admission is for fall semester of each year. Prerequisite: BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I. Surgical technology applications are located on the Coastal Alabama website. The SUR courses and ENG 101, SPH 107, BIO 201, BIO 202, MTH 100, and BIO 220 are required for a Certificate Degree for a total of 59 credit hours. 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 either degree.
SUGGESTED PRIOR TO PROGRAM ADMISSION
ORI 101 may not be required for those with prior college coursework as specified in the College Catalog. Anatomy & Physiology I is a pre-requisite for program admission.