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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

Surgical Technology Diploma (D45740)


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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during day hours only. Minimum time for completion: three semesters full-time attendance. The Diploma is awarded graduates of the surgical technology curriculum.

The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.

Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.

Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

Students of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four week period prior to or after graduation.

 

General Education Courses:


English/Communications:


Social/Behavioral Sciences:


Other Required Courses:


Total Credit Hours Required: 48


Developmental Course Requirements


Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Suggested Program Sequence:


Total Hours: Class 16 | Lab 8 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 19


Spring - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 5 | Clin/Wk Exp 21 | Credit 19


Summer - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 12 | Credit 10


Grand Total Hours: Class 32 | Lab 13 | Clin/Wk Exp 33 | Credit 48


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