Surgical Technology, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2407

Effective May 2018

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

The surgical technology program prepares its graduates with a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of surgical procedures and functions in the operating room. Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to serve on a surgical team in any hospital operating room and are also eligible to take the Certification Examination of the Association of Surgical Technologists. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
Preadmission Courses
ALHN 108 CAREER EXPLORATION IN SURGICAL TECHNOLOLGY 1
 Hours1
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ALHN 112 INTRO TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 1 1
ALHN 113 INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE 1,2 1
BIOG 121 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 1 4
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 3 1
SRGT 124 INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY 1,4 8
 Hours18
Spring Semester
BIOG 122 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 1,4 4
MTHM 158 QUANTITATIVE REASONING 3
SRGT 114 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY II - SURGICAL PROCEDURES 1,5 8
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
ALHN 121 GENERAL PATHOLOGY 4 2
BIOG 251 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 1,4 4
ENGL 162 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II 4 3
SRGT 215 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY III SURGICAL PROCEDURES 1,4,5 8
 Hours17
Spring Semester
SOCY 151G INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
SRGT 226 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY IV 1,4,5 11
 Hours14
 Total Hours65

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required upon entrance into the program.

Program Contact(s):

Timothy Teets
440-366-7178
tteets@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising Team.

Admission Requirements for Surgical Technology

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
  2. Accuplacer in MTHM 158 or completion of MTHM 058.
  3. Accuplacer in ENGL 161 or completion of ENGL 092.
  4. Successful completion of all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better.
  5. 2.0 GPA for all college coursework completed at any institution of higher education.
  6. Program application form on file.
  7. Completion of ALHN 108 with a C or higher.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the basic concepts and principles of surgical technology for optimum care of the surgical patient and demonstrate competencies as defined by the Association of Surgical Technologist
  2. Perform as an integral member of the surgical team with minimum orientation
  3. Provide responsible care of the surgical patient with guidance and supervision
  4. Demonstrate patient care concepts
  5. Demonstrate the application of the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner to provide optimum patient care
  6. Demonstrate basic surgical case preparation skills
  7. Demonstrate creation and maintenance of the sterile field
  8. Demonstrate the role of the scrub person and circulator
  9. Demonstrate accountability as a health care professional
  10. Function as a responsible member of the surgical team with minimum directions
  11. Be eligible to sit for the National Certifying Examination