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SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (SUR) AAS CURRICULUM


First Term (Fall Semester I)

BIO201* Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG101 English Composition I 3
ORI101 or 105*** Orientation to College or Orientation and Student Success 1-3
HPS105 Medical Terminology 3
SUR101 Introduction to Surgical Technology 3
SUR102 Applied Surgical Technology 4

TOTAL Credit Hours 18

Second Term (Spring Semester)

BIO202        Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MTH100 or Higher          Intermediate College Algebra 3
SUR103 Surgical Procedures 5
SUR108 Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist 2
  TOTAL Credit Hours 
 14

Third Term (Summer Term)

CIS146**** Microcomputer Applications or computer competency 3
PSY200
General Psychology 3
SUR104 Surgical Practicum 4
SUR107 Surgical Anatomy and Pathophysiology 3

TOTAL Credit Hours 
13

Fourth Term (Fall Semester II)

PSY210 Human Growth and Development 3
SUR105 Surgical Practicum II 5
SUR203 Surgical Procedures II 1
SPH106 or SPH107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

TOTAL Credit Hours 12

Fifth Term (Spring Semester II)

ORI104 WorkKeys Assessment and Advisement 1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
SUR106 Role Transition for the Surgical Technologist 1
SUR204 Surgical Practicum III
SUR205  Surgical Practicum IV

TOTAL Credit Hours
14

Total Program Credit Hours:    71




*Pre-requisite:  Completion of BIO103 with a “C” or higher or satisfactory performance on ACCS Biology Placement Exam, prior to beginning the SUR program, if applicable.  Students that have completed an Anatomy and Physiology course at WCC or another college and have received credit at WCC through the Office of Admissions and Records will not be required to complete BIO103 in order to meet curriculum requirements.

**ORI 101, Orientation to College, or ORI105, Orientation and Student Success, if applicable (required of first-time College students)?
**Certification in Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support (BCLS) for the health care provider is required prior to the fourth week of semester one. This may be obtained at the College through enrollment in EMS 100 or at any other approved agency or facility.

***If applicable (one orientation to college course required of first-time College students)

****CIS 146, Microcomputer Applications – 3 credit hour or competency in computer science by passing a computer competency exam