Surgical Technology Program

Surg Tech Lab

 

 

Surgical Technology

Central Sterile Processing- Certificate

Surgical Technology-  AAS Degree

Surgical Assisting - Certificate - Level II

    

 

 

 

The Certificate in Central Sterile Processing is a two semester program. Enrollment is limited and competitive. Admission to Collin College does not guarantee admission to the Central Sterile Processing Program.

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by  the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). Those students passing the exam are allowed to use the title Certified Registered Central Service Technician.

Your first step is to be admitted to Collin College.  

The following tabs contain information you should consider before applying to the program.

Curriculum

 

Certificate  - Central Sterile Processing

     
           

First Semester

Online Didactic Courses

Lec

Lab

Hours

           

HPRS

1370

Central Sterile Processing II

3

1

3

HPRS

 

HPRS

1470

 

1471

Central Sterile Processing I

 

Central Sterile Processing III

4

 

4

1

 

1

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours

11

3

11

Second Semester

 

 

 

 

 

   

Clinical Course

 

   

HPRS

1561

Clinical - Health Services / Allied Health / Health Sciences, General (Capstone – 400 Clinical Hours)

0

0

5

   

Total Hours

0

0

5

           
   

GRAND TOTAL HOURS

11

3

16

This field requires sitting/standing for prolonged periods, frequent walking and reaching (overhead, extensive and repetitive).  Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills are needed.  Attention to detail and ability to write legibly are necessary.  Must have the ability to lift/push/pull greater than 50 pounds.  May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, cold, nose, radiation, blood/body fluids, and infectious diseases.
 The AAS in Surgical Technology at Collin College is a 12 month program (Summer, Fall, Spring) that will prepare the student for entry-level as a surgical technologist. The course of study consists of approved courses from the Workforce Education Course Manual of Texas. These courses must be taken in full sequence to assure progression of content from simple to complex. The Surgical Technology curriculum is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and modeled after the Association of Surgical Technologists national curriculum.
Surgical technologists work as members of a healthcare team alongside physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, and other healthcare workers.
  • Surgical technologists typically do the following:
    • Prepare operating rooms for surgery
    • Sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery
    • Prepare patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites
    • Help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies
    • Count supplies such as sponges and instruments to maintain a sterile environment

Once the operation is complete, surgical technologists may apply bandages and other dressings to the incision site. They may also help transfer patients to recovery rooms and restock operating rooms after a procedure.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition,
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm

Mission Statement

The Collin College Division of Health Sciences and Emergency Services Surgical Technology Program was established in 2008 to serve the needs of the health care community, the community at large, Collin County and the surrounding area. The Surgical Technology program and Collin College are committed to providing high quality education in the field of Surgical Technology and to provide the health care consumer with highly competent and motivated practitioners.

  • To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To prepare students to function in a professional, caring, and ethical manner when providing patient care.
  • To prepare students to function as a part of the health care profession.
  • To prepare students to successfully complete the Surgical Technologist National Certifying Examination conducted by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
  • To provide the community with professional, competent, desirable employees and entry-level Surgical Technologists.
  • To recruit and retain quality students who are enthusiastic and motivated to become professional, competent Surgical Technologists.
  • To admit the most qualified applicants according to the admissions policy each summer.
  • Surgical technologists held about 98,500 jobs in 2012. Most surgical technologists work in hospitals. Some work in outpatient care centers or in offices of physicians who perform outpatient surgery.
  • Surgical technologists typically need a postsecondary certificate or an associate’s degree. Certification can be beneficial in finding a job as a surgical technologist.
  • Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.
  •  In 2012 the median wage earned nationwide for surgical technologists was  $41,790, with a mean wage in Texas in 2012 of $42,940.

Graduate outcomes for the program were developed based on the national curriculum and standard job descriptions.

Your first step is to be admitted to Collin College.  

The following tabs contain information you should consider before applying to the program.

 

Collin County Community College District
AAS Surgical Technology


Pre-Requisite First Year

First Semester

Hours

ENGL

1301

Composition1

3

BIOL

2401

Anatomy and Physiology I1

4

HPRS 

1204 

Basic Health Profession Skills 

SPCH

1311

Introduction to Speech Communication2

3

       
 

Total

12

 

Second Semester

Hours

BIOL

2402

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

PHIL

2303

Introduction to Formal Logic3

3

PSYC

2301

General Psychology4

3

HITT

1305

Medical Terminology I

3

 

Total

13

 

SECOND YEAR

 

First (Summer) Semester

Hours

SRGT

1409

Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques

4

SRGT

1271

Basic Skills of Surgical Technology (Local Need)

2

   

Total

6

 

Second (Fall) Semester

Hours

HPRS

2300

Pharmacology for Health Professions

3

SRGT

1441

Surgical Procedures I

4

 HITT

1303 

Medical Terminology II

SRGT

1461

Clinical – Surgical Technology I

4

   

Total

14

 

Third (Spring) Semester

Hours

BIOL

2420

Microbiology for non-science majors

4

SRGT

1171

Transition to Practice for the Surgical Technologist 

1

SRGT

1442

Surgical Procedures II

4

SRGT

2130

Professional Readiness

1

SRGT

2561

Clinical – Surgical Technology II

5

 

Total

15

 
 

GRAND TOTAL

60

 

1.     No course substitutions

2.     May substitute SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321

3.     May take ARTS 1301, ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304,
ARTS 1313,DANC 2303, DRAM 1310, DRAM 2361,
DRAM 2361, ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2327,
ENGL 2328, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2342,
ENGL 2343, ENGL 2351, FREN 2303, FREN 2304,
HIST 2311, HIST 2312, HIST 2321, HIST 2322,
HUMA 1301, HUMA 1305, HUMA 1311, HUMA 2319, 
HUMA 2323, MUSI 1306, MUSI 1307, PHIL 1301, 
PHIL 1304, PHIL 2306, PHIL 2307,PHIL 2321, 
SPAN 2321 or SPAN 2322

 

4.     May substitute SOCI 1301

 CAREER FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES REQUIREMENT

After initial acceptance to this program, all students are required to meet specific functional abilities, with or without accommodations, for successful completion of the program, and to function safely and effectively in the variety of the professional settings. The specific functional requirements are found in the Functional Abilities/Core Performance Standards document. Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodation are encouraged to contact the college ACCESS department as soon as this program is of interest.

 

Admission to the program is selective and competitive; students must apply for admission and meet all requirements of external clinical facilities participating in the program. Currently, the program accepts up to 24 students every Summer semester, depending on the availability of clinical sites. 

These requirements include drug screens, background checks, selected immunizations and proof of personal health insurance. Students interested in the program should see an academic advisor for consultation and consult the college web site for more specific information. The application and admission process is outlined in the Admission Packet.

The deadline for submitting applications for the program is 4 P.M., on the second Friday of March each year, in the Health Science Building, H201.

PRE-ADMISSION TESTING

The Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) for Health Occupations Examination is used as an indicator of success in the program. The examination must be taken prior to the application deadline. More information is available in the program Admission Packet. 

For PSB Tesing dates,  click the link   For more information please call 214-491-6215 or 972-548-6679

The Level II Certificate in Surgical Assisting is a one year program that begins in the summer semester. Classes are scheduled only on the Central Park Campus in McKinney, Texas, and are scheduled during the summer, fall and spring semester. Enrollment is limited and competitive. Admission to Collin College does not guarantee admission to the Surgical Assisting Program.
 
Admission to the Collin College Surgical Assisting Program requires a current certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) from a CAAHEP accredited program, an Associate’s Degree or higher in a Science or Health Science discipline, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a working CST. See Surgical Assisting Application for more information.  
See Surgical Assisting Application for more information

 

AST Logo

Association of Surgical Technologists
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 200, Littleton, CO 80120 

www.ast.org 

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 210, Littleton, CO 80120

www.arcstsa.org 

caahep

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 

www.caahep.org 

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