West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

Surgical Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Prior to admission, students in this curriculum must demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, English, and mathematics, either by obtaining satisfactory scores on the West Virginia Northern placement tests or the ACT, by completing appropriate transitional education course work or by completing the courses at another accredited institution.

NOTE: This program has specific entrance requirements, application, and standards of progress requirements. See the Admissions/Registration and Policies sections for additional information. The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the catalog to determine prerequisites and, in addition, should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take courses.

Important information: If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for any reason, State or National credentialing boards, licensing board and agencies which require criminal background checks on potential employees and students may deny you employment or placement in certain settings, even if you have completed all academic requirements. If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, please contact the appropriate Health Science Program Director.

First Year – Fall Semester

Course                                                          
Cr. Hours
AHS 103 Medical Terminology      1
BIO 114 Anatomy and Physiology I      3
MATH Math Core      2
ST 105 Surgical Technology I      4
ST 115 Clinical Practice I      3

First Year – Spring Semester

Course                                                       
Cr. Hours
BIO 115 Anatomy & Physiology II      3
ENG 101 College Composition      3
Restricted Elective*      3
ST 150 Surgical Technology II      4
ST 155 Clinical Practice II      4

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course                                                       
Cr. Hours
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology      3
ST 200 Surgical Technology III      4
ST 210 Clinical Practice III      4
Restricted Elective *      3

Second Year - Spring Semester

CourseCr. Hours
CIT 117 Microsoft Applications      3
ST 250 Surgical Technology IV      4
ST 255 Clinical Practice IV      4
SPCH 101 Interpersonal Communications
or
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech
   
    3
ST 260 Surgical Technology Seminar      2

Total Hours in Program – 60

*Choose from: BIO 117, PSYC 155, PSYC 208, SOC 125

A minimum grade of a “C” is required in all courses to remain in the program and graduate. 

 
 

 WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Is Accredited through
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354


Clinical Case Requirement
As required by the ARC/STSA the clinical case requirement is
Standard: 120 cases

These cases are specificaly broken down into specialties and the roles a student takes in each surgery.  A copy of this requirement will be given to each student in the program's handbook and clinical syllabi once accepted into the program.


For career information contact:
Association of Surgical Technologists 7108-C South Alton Way
Englewood, CO 81112
http://www.ast.org

For information on becoming a Certified Surgical Technologist contact:
NBSTSA
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado 80120
http://www.nbstsa.org

For accreditation information contact :
CAAHEP
1361Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756
http://www.caahep.org

ARC/STSA
6 West Dry Creek Circle Suite 110
Littleton, Colorado 80120
http://www.ast.org
 

 

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