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Surgical Technologist


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Program Description


This course series prepares students to take the national certification exam to become a certified surgical technologist. Surgical Technologists play an integral role in the surgical team in both hospitals and surgi-centers. Under the supervision of a surgeon, responsibilities include room preparation, surgical equipment and supply set-up, and patient transport. They also assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gloves/gowns and passing instruments and other sterile supplies during procedures.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.  Students will be prepared to take the national certification exam to become a certified surgical technologist.  This exam is required of all program participants and is included in the cost of the program.

Certifying Organization:

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA)

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

www.caahep.org

727-210-2350; FAX: 727-210-2354

1361 Park Street, Clearwater FL 33756

Career Opportunities:

Students may be able to move into a position of first assist for minimal extra training. They can also teach or become supervisors in the surgical department.

Program Length


18- 24 months

Courses are held at the Randallstown Extension Center starting in February (evening/weekend) and starting in October (daytime; faster paced, slightly accelerated cohort).

Program Requirements


All students must be computer literate and have Internet access.

HIPAA Training, CPR and First Aid classes REQUIRE 100% attendance. Students arriving late to class will not be admitted. Late arrival to, or early exit from, class will also result in a failing grade and no refund. Students will then be required to retake the class at their expense.

Students must have the following paperwork turned in to the coordinator PRIOR to first class:

Negative PPD (six months) or negative chest x-ray less than one year old

Positive titer or proof of vaccination/immunity for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella

Current Flu vaccination

Hepatitis B vaccination or declination form

Tetanus shot (less than ten years)

Copy of health insurance card

Copy of high school diploma or GED

Clinical eligibility is in part dependent upon a criminal background check and random urine drug testing. Cost of testing is the responsibility of the student. Go to http://precheck.com/ for more information.

Application Process


Selective Entry - The Surgical Technologist program requires the following application and acceptance process:

1. New Students: Call CCBC Registration at 443-840-2222 or 443-840-4700 to apply for a CCBC Student Identification (ID) number. Application cost is $10.00. After receiving your ID number, proceed to Step 2 below.

2. Go to https://shwa.ccbcmd.edu/ to retrieve your user name and create a password.

3. Go to https://ccbcmd-bb.blackboard.com/ to access the online application.

4. Enter your User Name and Password.

5. Click the “Course” tab at the top of the page. You will see the application course for your area of study on your list: Surgical Technology Series Application - AHC 380

6. Click on the application course and read the instructions on the first page.

7. You must submit the following items by the cutoff date – ‘Assignments’ in Blackboard - to meet all of the requirements for the application:

  • Application (2 pages)
    • Must be submitted as a .doc, .docx or .rtf
  • Scanned copy of one or more of the following:
    • High School Diploma or other proof of completion
    • GED
    • College Transcript
    • Other requirements for specific areas of study as detailed in Blackboard

8. Check the Blackboard “Gradebook’ for admissions decision approximately 10 days after the submission deadline.

9. Plan to attend the mandatory orientation for your series as detailed on Blackboard.

Program Course Sequence


Prerequisites (not covered by Pell funding):

1. Medical Terminology for Health Occupations: AHE 534

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Medical Terminology—The Language of Health Care; published by Lippincott; 1451176767; $77.00

2. Anatomy and Physiology: AHE 519 Or Anatomy and Physiology Online: AHE 672

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • The Human Body in Health and Disease; 6th (or latest) edition; Patton & Thibodeau; Elsevier (soft cover); ISBN 978-0-023-10124-3; $70.35

3. HIPAA Training: AHC 360 Or HIPAA Training Online: AHL 719

  • Textbook/Materials: Handouts Online

4. Basic Math for Health Care Workers: WOS 064

  • Textbook/Materials:Handouts Online

5. CPR for Health Care Providers: AHE 805

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers; 1616690399; $15.20

Module I:

1. Introduction to Surgical Technology: AHL 845

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist bundled with Study Guide/Lab Manual must be 3rd edition; published by Delmar; 9781111079239; $252.00

2. Introduction to Suture and Surgical Instruments: AHL 846

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Handbook of General Surgery Instruments; published by Dan-Mar; 0972385509; $45.00;
    • Suture and Surgical Hemostasis; published by Elsevier; 1416022473; $39.40

3. Microbiology for Surgical Technology: AHL 847

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Microbiology for Surgical Technologists; published by Delmar; 0766826996; $157.00

4. Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist: AHL 848

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist; 1416054316; published by Harcourt; $72.50

Module II:

1. Surgical Anatomy and Pathology I: AHL 849

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist bundled with Study Guide/Lab Manual must be 3rd edition; published by Delmar; 9781111079239; $252.00

2. Surgical Pathology and Procedures I: AHL 851

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Differentiating Surgical Instruments; published by FA Davis; 9780803625457; $66.70

3. Surgical Technology II: AHL 853

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist bundled with Study Guide/Lab Manual must be 3rd edition; published by Delmar; 9781111079239; $252.00

4. Technological Sciences for the Surgical Technologist: AHE 715

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist bundled with Study Guide/Lab Manual must be 3rd edition; published by Delmar; 9781111079239; $252.00

Module III:

1. Introduction to the Hospital Setting: AHL 854

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist bundled with Study Guide/Lab Manual must be 3rd edition; published by Delmar; 9781111079239; $252.00

2. Surgical Technology Skills Laboratory: AHL 855

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist bundled with Study Guide/Lab Manual must be 3rd edition; published by Delmar; 9781111079239; $252.00

3. Surgical Anatomy and Pathology II: AHL 850

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist bundled with Study Guide/Lab Manual must be 3rd edition; published by Delmar; 9781111079239; $252.00

4. Surgical Pathology and Procedures II: AHL 852

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Differentiating Surgical Instruments; published by FA Davis; 9780803625457; $66.70

Module IV:

1. Surgical Technology Clinical A-D: AHL 856, AHL 857, AHL 858, AHL 859

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Pocket Guide to the Operating Room; published by FA Davis; 0803612265; $54.00

2. Surgical Technology Capstone: AHE 714

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Surgical Technology Exam Review

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $9464 - $9509 (Tuition-$3787-$3797/Fees-$5677-$5707)
  • Textbook/Materials: $840.10

Course Substitutions:

Medical Terminology AHE 534 can be substituted with OFAD 141, or ALHL 115, or AHL 717.

Anatomy and Physiology AHE 519 can be substituted with AHL 672, or AHE 715, or BIOL 109, or BIOL 220 and BIOL 221.

HIPAA AHC 360 can be substituted with AHL 719 or AHC 356.

Basic Math WOS 064 can be substituted with AHL 716 or MATH 083.

 

Additional Expenses:

Students are responsible for the cost of all medical testing, background check, drug screening, and scrubs/uniforms.  An estimate of these costs is $600.

Program Contact Information


Coordinator:

Scott Saunders

ssaunders2@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-2769

Randallstown, Room 189

Administrative Assistant:

Nancy Laubach

nlaubach@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-1819

Essex, HTEC 001

Financial Aid and Payment Options


  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

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