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Associate of Science Degree
Surgical Technology

Accreditation

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP: 7108 South Alton Way, Building C, Englewood, CO 80112; (303) 694-9262) and the Accreditation Review Committee for Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST: 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120; (303) 694-9262).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:

1.

Display Franciscan values and  demonstrate compliance with the spirit of Ex Corde Ecclesiae and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

2.

Apply spiritual, cultural and developmental concepts in the role of surgical technologist.

3.

Apply knowledge from biological and psychological sciences with concepts of surgical technology in performing the roles of the surgical technologist.

4.

Demonstrate psychomotor competencies in performing the various skills required for the role of the surgical technologist.

5.

Utilize critical thinking skills in the delivery of perioperative care as the surgical technologist.

6.

Communicate effectively with members of the surgical team.

7.

Practice within the legal and ethical boundaries of the role of the surgical technologist.

8.

Accept responsibility for continuing the process of professional and personal growth.

Admission Requirements

1.

Minimum college grade point average of 2.0;

2.

Minimum grade of C or better in all prerequisite arts and sciences courses in the Surgical Technology Curriculum (ACSM 1110, BIOL 1110, BIOL 2310, BIOL 2310L, BIOL 2311, BIOL 2311L, BIOL 2325, BIOL 2325L, CHEM 1310, ENGL 1310, ENGL 1311, MATH 1315);

3.

Minimum grade of C or better in SURT 1110, 1310, and 1310L.

Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

Semester 3

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

BIOL 2311

3

SURT 1710

3

BIOL 1110

1

BIOL 2311L

1

SURT 1711

3

SURT 1110

1

BIOL 2325

3

SURT 1720

2

BIOL 2310

3

BIOL 2325L

1

 

 

BIOL 2310L

1

ENGL 1311

3

 

 

CHEM 1310

3

SURT 1310

3

 

 

ENGL 1310

3

SURT 1310L

1

 

 

MATH 1315

3

 

 

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit  Hours

8

 

Semester 4

Credit Hours

Semester 5

Credit Hours

PSYC 1310

3

RELS 1310

3

SURT 2710

3

SURT 2721

9

SURT 2720

7

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

13

Semester Credit Hours

12

Total credit hours in the AS degree in Surgical Technology, 64 credit hours.

Surgical Technology Degree Completion Track 

Curriculum Plan

Completion of the OLOC Certification in Surgical Technology Program with 41 credits.

Completion of the following courses:

  • CHEM 1310 - Introduction to Chemistry ( 3 hrs)
  • ENGL 1310 - English I (3 hrs)
  • ENGL 1311 - English II (3 hrs)
  • MATH 1315 - College Algebra (3 hrs)
  • PSYC 1310 - Introductory Psychology (3 hrs)
  • RELS 1310 - Introduction to Theology (3 hrs)
  • SURT 2730 - Professional Portfolio Self Study Course (4 hrs)

Total credit hours for the AS completion degree in Surgical Technology, 63 credit hours

 

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree in surgical technology is conferred to students when the following conditions have been met in addition to the general requirements for graduation:

1.

Completion of sixty four ( 64) semester credit hours in the required courses and completion of the surgical technology courses within three (3) semesters;

2.

Achievement of a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all college work, with grades of C or above in all courses leading to the Associate of Science degree;

3.

Achievement of a minimum of 80% in all surgical technology courses;

4.

Fulfillment of the OLOC residency requirements (see Academic Policies section), including one service learning project;

5.

Clearance of all indebtedness to OLOC including the return of all materials borrowed from the College library.