Associate in Applied Science Code: 5173
Contact Persons: Marcella Davis, MSN, RN, Program Director, 309-796-5364, firstname.lastname@example.org, Advising Center, 309-796-5100.
Effective Fall 2017; published 9/20/16; updated 02/24/2017
The Surgical Technology Program is a career-oriented program designed to prepare students to function as part of a team in the operating room setting. This will include preparation of instruments, set up of the operating room and assisting with the care of patients undergoing surgery.
The curriculum includes both theory and practical application within the operating room setting. Students must achieve at least a “C” in all course work both general education and program specific.
The degree program provides students with additional information beyond the certificate level. Some employers may give preferential consideration to hiring those who have an associate degree.
Surgical Technologists (ST) are employed in hospital operating rooms, delivery rooms and ambulatory care surgical centers.
Students must successfully document and meet all health care and background checks required by the Black Hawk College health career programs and/or the clinical sites prior to entry into the Surgical Technology Program. A physical examination and immunizations are required prior to beginning of clinical rotations. Students with chronic health problems or physical disabilities will be accepted unless the health problem or disability is such that the student would be unable to complete the objectives of the program. (See Technical Abilities required by Health Care Programs for more information.)
Surgical Technology AAS Application
1. High school graduation or equivalent.
2. A physical examination and current immunizations.
3. Background check.
4. Minimum of “C” average in courses previously completed at Black Hawk College and any courses transferred from other colleges is required.
BIOL 145 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIOL 150 Medical Terminology (3)
COMM 100 Communication Skills (3)
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology or
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology (3)
*Math 081 Basic Algebra (3)
BIOL 146 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BIOL 261 Microbiology (4)
CS 100 Intro to Computers (3)
COMM 105 Essentials of English (3)
ST 100 Central Services (3)
ST 110 Surgical Technologist I (5)
ST 112 Surgical Pharmacology (2)
ST 212 Surgical Tech Clinical II (6)
ST 213 Surgical Technologist II (6)
ST 214 Surgical Technologist III (6)
ST 215 Surgical Tech Clinical III (6)
Minimum total hours required for certificate: 61
*Appropriate placement score or MATH 081 is prerequisite to ST 112.