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Surgical Technology (Limited Access Program)


Surgical Technology (Limited Access Program)
Program Information
Vocational Certificate - Code 1192/1092 - Catalog 2012/2013
Dana Bancer, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3747
Connie Kisner, Staff Assistant, 386-506-3080
Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, brownm@daytonastate.edu
08/10/2012 M - 1265

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
The mission of the Surgical Technology program is to provide the student with an innovative learning experience preparing the student to be a professional and competent member of the surgical team. The realization of this mission will be the student's successful completion of the program and passing of the national certification examination.

Description:
The program offers the student an opportunity to develop the technical ability, knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment in any surgical setting, hospital operating room or free standing healthcare facility, as a member of the surgical team. The educational process is accomplished by classroom lecture, intense training in a mock operating room lab setting, and transition to operating rooms in local healthcare facilities.

Graduates are required to take the National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA) Certification exam upon successful completion and graduation of the program. Once the graduate has taken the exam, they are eligible to receive their Certificate of Completion for the program from the College.

Classes admitted in August at the Daytona Beach Campus.

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee for Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assistants (ARC-ST/SA).

Information may be obtained from CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-2350 and ARC-ST, 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 210, Littleton, CO 80120; (303) 694-9262.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of surgical technology.
2. Demonstrate the ability to function in the first scrub solo role (as defined by the Core Curriculum) for core and specialty surgical procedures.
3. Qualify to obtain an entry-level job at a sponsoring institution.
4. Model professional behavior by applying the ethical and legal principles of surgical technology practice in the culturally diverse environment of the operating room.


Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs All of the following are required for this program:

Program Tuition and Fees: $4,157*
Access Fee: $378 ($7.90 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $30
Lab Fees: $150
Uniforms/Lab Coats: $175
Textbooks: $850
National Certification Exam: $190

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://daytonastate.edu. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements - This is a limited access program. Continuing enrollment approval will be required to enroll in the program specific courses based on a selection process after completing the General Education classes required.

- Effective Fall 2012, completion of Prerequisites (courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better before submitting a request for continuing enrollment): *BSC 1080 (Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Health Careers) and HSC 1531 (Medical Terminology).

PLEASE NOTE: *BSC 1085/1085L (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab) and BSC 1086/1086L (Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab) may be substituted for BSC 1080 (Basic Anatomy & Physiology).

- Submit the completed application for continuing enrollment to the School of Health Careers and Human Services.

- Selection for continuing enrollment is made once per year based on cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or better, completion of pre-requisite courses with a grade of C or better, and pre-admission consultation. Applicants with higher cumulative GPA's and successful completion of all prerequisite and corequisite courses will be considered more favorably.

- Scores on the Vocational Placement Test (TABE) must be at the following level: Reading and Language 11th Grade and Arithmetic 10th Grade.

- Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Provider and AED through American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

- Health Insurance mandatory.

- A physical examination is required prior to the first day of class.

- Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

- A pre-admission consultation is required prior to continuing enrollment approval. Dates to be announced.

- Program specific courses and general education courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.

- Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Surgical Technology program as outlined in the Surgical Technology student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

Careers The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetoline.org.

The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters for a full-time student, with 100% graduating within 3 semesters for 2011-12. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2009-2010) for this field at 75%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2055.00


Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  VOC HRS  
STS0003 Introduction to Surgical Technology   2.03
STS0008 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology   1.50 Co-Reqs: STS0120 Pre-Reqs: STS0003
STS0120 Surgical Specialities I   2.20 Pre-Reqs: BSC1080 AND HSC1531 OR INP1390
STS0121 Surgical Specialities II   2.94 Pre-Reqs: STS0120
STS0122 Surgical Specialities III   1.16 Pre-Reqs: STS0121
STS0155 Surgical Techniques and Procedures   3.20 Co-Reqs: STS0003 Conc-Reqs: STS0155L
STS0155L Surgical Techniques and Procedures Lab   3.70 Conc-Reqs: STS0155
STS0255L Surgical Procedures Clinical I   6.40 Co-Reqs: STS0120 AND STS0155 AND STS0003
STS0256L Surgical Procedures Clinical II   12.50 Co-Reqs: STS0121 Pre-Reqs: STS0155 OR STS0255L AND STS0003
STS0257L Surgical Procedures Clinical III   5.20 Co-Reqs: STS0122 Pre-Reqs: STS0256L AND STS0255L

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
  SEM HRS  
... ... Prerequisite Courses  
HSC1531 Medical Terminology   4.00
BSC1080 Basic Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers   3.00
   
... ... 1st Semester - Fall  
  VOC HRS  
STS0003 Introduction to Surgical Technology   2.03
STS0008 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology   1.50 Co-Reqs: STS0120 Pre-Reqs: STS0003
STS0120 Surgical Specialities I   2.20 Pre-Reqs: BSC1080 AND HSC1531 OR INP1390
STS0155 Surgical Techniques and Procedures   3.20 Co-Reqs: STS0003 Conc-Reqs: STS0155L
STS0155L Surgical Techniques and Procedures Lab   3.70 Conc-Reqs: STS0155
STS0255L Surgical Procedures Clinical I   6.40 Co-Reqs: STS0120 AND STS0155 AND STS0003
   
... ... 2nd Semester - Spring  
  VOC HRS  
STS0121 Surgical Specialities II   2.94 Pre-Reqs: STS0120
STS0256L Surgical Procedures Clinical II   12.50 Co-Reqs: STS0121 Pre-Reqs: STS0155 OR STS0255L AND STS0003
   
... ... 3rd Semester - Summer  
  VOC HRS  
STS0122 Surgical Specialities III   1.16 Pre-Reqs: STS0121
STS0257L Surgical Procedures Clinical III   5.20 Co-Reqs: STS0122 Pre-Reqs: STS0256L AND STS0255L
   
TOTAL  SEM. HRS.   7.00
TOTAL  VOC. HRS.   40.83
TOTAL  CONTACT HRS.   1330.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.


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