Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)
*** Program Under Revision ***The Surgical Technology Program provides students with knowledge of/for the following areas: 1) knowledge for the need for surgical intervention; 2) an understanding of the role of a surgical technician as a member of the surgical team, and an awareness of the responsibilities which performance of this role entails; 3) a knowledge of the organizational structure of the hospitals, its departments and the operating room; 4) a basic understanding of biological science as it relates to safe operating room procedure; and 5) supervised experience in the operating room performing the duties of a surgical technician> the curriculum involves use of facilities at Luzerne County Community College, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital (Wyoming Valley Health Care System) and Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital. The curriculum consists of 28 semester-hours of science and humanities and 36 semester-hours of classes and supervised clinical practice. Students completing the clinical component of the surgical technology curriculum are neither paid for their clinical work hours. Nor are the students substituted for paid personnel while completing clinical rotations.
A minimum grade of C must be attained in each Surgical Technology course in order to continue to the following semester in the Surgical Technology Program. A minimum grade of C must be attained inall science courses in order to receive an A.A.S degree in Surgical Technology.
Graduates of the Surgical Technology Program are eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ((CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763; 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Class size is based upon clinical facilities available. The College reserves the right to select the most qualified applicants. This is a selective program. Please see Admission to the Health Science Programs on pages 40-43 of the College Catalog.
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This program provides the student the opportunity to:
- gain knowledge about the field of surgical technology.
- learn the skills required for a career in surgical technology.
The graduate of this program is able to:
- identify surgical instruments/trays/equipment and handle in a scrub role.
- perform the duties and skills required as an entry level Surgical Technologist.
- setup and maintain a sterile field.
- demonstrate the skills and tasks relative to the role of surgical technologist in the "first scrub" role.
- assist the perioperative team in the care of the surgical patient.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ((CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763; 727.210.2350,
www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).