Surgical Technology - Associate in Applied Science
COMING FALL 2022 - PENDING APPROVAL
The Associate in Applied Science, Surgical Technology degree prepares skilled students to enter into the healthcare environment as surgical technologist. Graduates function under the supervision of surgeons and registered nurses, performing duties vital for surgical patient safety and care during operative procedures, such as preparing and maintaining sterile fields; passing instruments, sutures, and sponges; and functioning as a key part of the surgical team. Students are trained in aseptic techniques, medical-equipment nomenclature, and human anatomy for the operating room. HGTC's Surgical Technology program provides students with classroom study, laboratory practice, and clinical experience.
For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience.
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health, Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775. (p) 727-210-2350 (f) 727-210-2354.
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The Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Surgical Technology Program is committed to supporting and implementing the mission statement of the College by:
- Providing quality educational programs that prepare competent surgical technology graduates for entry level employment in a variety of contemporary health care environments and thereby contribute to meeting health care needs and supporting economic progress of the diverse communities served.
- Promoting a student-centered learning environment that fosters the development of surgical technology professionals who demonstrate a commitment to safe, patientcentered care through effective clinical decisions, collaborative skills, and technological proficiency.
- Providing an educational foundation that inspires a commitment to life-long career education and professional growth.
To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate clinical competency by functioning efficiently and effectively as a member of the surgical team in the scrub role.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate in a professional manner utilizing verbal and nonverbal communications skills.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to anticipating the perioperative needs of the patient and surgeon.
Applicants to the Surgical Technology program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.
Supervised clinical practice in surgical environments prepares the student for entry-level positions in such areas as:
- Hospital operating room departments
- Obstetrical departments
- Surgical supply and/or processing departments
- Outpatient surgical centers
- Surgeon office practices
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Office of Career Services for more employment resources.
|Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Applicants will be accepted into the Surgical Technology program on a first qualified, first accepted basis. Once all requirements for admission into the program have been completed, the applicant will be offered a seat for the next available semester.
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|First Semester - Fall||Course Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|AHS 102||Medical Terminology||3|
|BIO 210||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|SUR 101||Introduction to Surgical Technology||5|
|SUR 126||Principles of Surgical Pharmacology||1|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|BIO 211||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|ENG 155||Communications I||3|
|SUR 102||Applied Surgical Technology||5|
|SUR 103||Surgical Procedures||4|
|Third Semester - Summer|
|SUR 104||Surgical Procedures II||4|
|SUR 112||Surgical Practicum||4|
|Fourth Semester - Fall|
|SUR 105||Surgical Procedures III||4|
|SUR 113||Surgical Practicum II||6|
|Fifth Semester - Spring|
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3|
|SUR 114||Surgical Specialty Practicum||7|
|SUR 120||Surgical Seminar||2|
Total Credit Hours