Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Surgical Technology (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-512-1

 

For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Surgical technologists work under direct supervision to facilitate the safe and effective completion of invasive surgical procedures.

Surgical technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique, and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. They work to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, the equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

Graduates of this program are eligible to write the certification exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting to become a Certified Surgical Technologist.


Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.


Career Outlook — Entry-level positions are available in operating rooms and ambulatory surgery facilities. For career information, visit www.arcstsa.org.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Apply health sciences principles to the peri-operative environment
  • Apply principles of disinfection and sterilization to the surgical environment, equipment and instrumentation
  • Maintain principles of sterile technique in the surgical environment
  • Prepare the operating room by gathering equipment and supplies
  • Pass instruments, equipment and supplies in a safe and efficient manner
  • Provide a safe, efficient and supportive environment for the peri-operative patient
  • Anticipate the sequence of events during surgical procedures
  • Demonstrate safe practice with medications and solutions
  • Function as an ethical, legal and professional member of the healthcare team within the surgical technologists' scope of practice
  • Demonstrate proficiency on the comprehensive surgical technologist exam as specified by NBSTSA

 

For information on Surgical Technology Certification:
MATC Surgical Technology Graduate Exam Results (pdf)

 

Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process


Additional Requirements: NATSCI-177 and NATSCI-179, or NATSCI-201 and NATSCI-202, must be completed.

In addition, current enrollment or completion of NATSCI-197 is required to petition.

HP-A2 HESI Pre-admission exam required.

American Heart Association CPR course required.


Also required for admission:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra, biology and chemistry (or equivalent college courses)
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Required Natural Science (NATSCI) courses must be completed with a grade of C+ or higher.

 

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350; 
www.caahep.org

 

Possible Careers
Certified Surgical Technologist
Surgical Assistant
Surgical Technician
Surgical Technologist

 

Related Programs
Anesthesia Technology
Cardiovascular Technology
Respiratory Therapist

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

HEALTH-101

Medical Terminology

3

 

(2)

 

SURGT-125

Introduction to Surgical Technology ‡

4

 

(2)

 

SURGT-126

Surgical Tech Fundamentals 1 ‡

4

 

(2)

 

SURGT-127

Exploring Surgical Issues ‡

2

 

(2)

 

SURGT-129

Surgical Pharmacology ‡

2

 

(3)

 

SURGT-128

Surgical Tech Fundamentals 2 ‡

4

 

(3)

 

SURGT-130

Surgical Skills Application ‡

2

 

(3)

 

SURGT-137

Surgical Tech Clinical Practice 1 ‡

4

 

(3)

 

SURGT-140

Surgical Interventions 1A ‡

2

 

(4)

 

SURGT-138

Surgical Tech Clinical Practice 2 ‡

4

 

(4)

 

SURGT-139

Surgical Tech Clinical Practice 3 ‡

4

 

(4)

 

SURGT-141

Surgical Interventions 1B ‡

2

 

(4)

 

SURGT-142

Surgical Intervention II ‡

4  

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

   

ECON-195

Economics

3

 
     

(or) Any 200-series ECON course

   
 

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 



 


NATSCI-177


General Anatomy and Physiology ‡


4

 

 

 

and NATSCI-179

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology ‡

4

 

     

(or) NATSCI-201‡ and NATSCI-202‡

   
 
 

 


NATSCI-197


Microbiology ‡


4

 
 

 
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3  
 
 
  (or) Any 200-series PSYCH course    

 

 

 
ELECTIVES


Suggested Electives: Three  Credits Needed

     
3

 

    HEALTH-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare    
    HEALTH-104 Culture of Healthcare    

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 68


‡ Prerequisite required.

Required Natural Science (NATSCI) courses must be completed with a grade of C+ or better.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

 

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated September 2017.