CURRICULAR GUIDE

Surgical Technology
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0216  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2000)

A surgical technologist assists the surgeon in the operating room as a member
of the surgical team. Some of the duties of the surgical technologist include
preparing the operating room for the surgical procedure, preparing all sterile
areas and instruments for use, assisting with sterile draping, gowning and
gloving, and handing appropriate sterile instruments to the surgical assistant
or surgeon.  The surgical technologist may work in a hospital operating room,
a surgeon's private office, a surgical outpatient clinic, and possibly in an
emergency room and obstetrical delivery room.  The surgical technologist may
become certified through a national exam offered by the Association of
Surgical Technologists.

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Surgical
Technology Program.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 1999/2000 academic year.  For
the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 232, telephone
number (517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 232, telephone
number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                               TOTAL: 36.5 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AHCC 106    Introduction to Pathology (See Note 1)                           2
AHCC 110    Pharmacology-Allied Health (See Note 1)                          2
AHCC 112    Health Law and Ethics (See Note 1)                               2
ANAT 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
CHSE 121    Medical Term Allied Health I                                   2.5
SURG 100    Fundamental Surgical Tech                                        3
SURG 101    The Surgical Patient                                             2
SURG 103    Surgical Asepsis (See Note 1)                                    2
SURG 104    Operative Procedures                                             6
SURG 121    Applied Surg Techniques I                                        1
SURG 122    Applied Surg Techniques II                                       3
SURG 123    Applied Surg Techniques III                                      5
SURG 124    Applied Surg Techniques IV                                       2
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                 36.5

1.    This course may be taken prior to admission to the program.
2.    Complete the courses required for program with a minimum 2.5 grade or

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III
ANAT 145          AHCC 106          AHCC 112
CHSE 121          AHCC 110          SURG 104
                  SURG 100          SURG 123
                  SURG 101          SURG 124
                  SURG 103
                  SURG 121
                  SURG 122