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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: 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL  33756; 727-210-2354 and the Accreditation Review Council for Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-ST/SA: 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120; (303) 694-9262).

Program Goals

1. 
  Incorporate the Franciscan values of service, reverence and love for all life, joyfulness of spirit, humility, and justice;
     the spirit of Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services into
     appropriate Surgical Technology education.
2.    Promote academic excellence in the Surgical Technology Program.
3.    Promote continuation of professional and personal growth through further education and the pursuit of life-long learning
4.    Provide a student-centered academic environment that promotes a holistic approach to student growth and development
5.    Maintain Surgical Technology Program compliance with regard to accreditation, diversity, student qualifications, retention,
     and recruitment.
6.    Meet community needs for surgical technologists in the surgical setting.
7.    Prepare competent entry-level performance surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and
     affective(behavior) learning domains
8.    Optimize resources of the Surgical Technology program.
9.
  Maintain program currency with the constantly changing and increasing technology in the surgical environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:

1.

Display Franciscan values and  practice ethically and legally in the role of the surgical technologist. Apply spiritual, cultural and developmental concepts in the delivery of perioperative care as the surgical technologist.

2.

Integrate knowledge from biological and psychological sciences with concepts of surgical technology to perform the role of the surgical technologist.

3.

Demonstrate psychomotor competencies and critical thinking skills required for entry level competence in the role of the surgical technologist.

4.

Communicate appropriately and interact effectively with patients, members of the surgical team, and the community with sensitivity and appreciation for individual differences.

5.

Pursue life-long 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 or
CHEM 1315, WRIT 1310, WRIT 1311, MATH 1315);

3.

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

The WIHP Option (Walk into Health Professions)

Students who exclusively take all arts and sciences courses toward one of the health professionsí programs at Our Lady of the Lake College and who meet the minimum admissions requirements are guaranteed admission to the declared program.  Please contact the Program Director for more information.

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

WRIT 1311

3

 

 

CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1315

3

SURT 1310

3

 

 

WRIT 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 OLOLC Certification in Surgical Technology Program with 41 credits.

Completion of the following courses:

  • CHEM 1310  - Introduction to Chemistry ( 3 hrs)
    or
    CHEM 1315 - Fundamentals of Chemistry (3 hrs)
  • WRIT 1310 - College Writing I (3 hrs)
  • WRIT 1311 - College Writing II (3 hrs)
  • MATH 1315 - College Algebra (3 hrs)
  • PSYC 1310 - Introductory Psychology (3 hrs)
  • RELS 1310 - Introduction to Theology (3 hrs)
    or
    RELS 2310 - An Introduction to Religious Studies (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 OLOLC residency requirements (see Academic Policies section), including one service learning project;

5.

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

6. Participate in a required number of surgical procedures:
a. 2013 graduates: 125 required; including a minimum 80 per accreditation standards
b. Graduates after 2013: 125 required hours per accreditation standards