Health Science: Surgical Technology Option

Surgical technologists who are graduates of an approved surgical technology program are eligible to receive college credit for their post secondary education. All applicants to this program must take a required core of courses consisting of a minimum of 39-40 credits taken at Camden County College. Surgical technologists are eligible to apply for a maximum of 22 additional college credits toward an Associate in Applied Science Health Science degree: Surgical Technology Option, through portfolio assessment.   Apply & Register Program Details

Surgical technologists who are graduates of an approved surgical technology program are eligible to receive college credit for their post secondary education. All applicants to this program must take a required core of courses consisting of a minimum of 39-40 credits taken at Camden County College.

Surgical technologists are eligible to apply for a maximum of 22 additional college credits toward an Associate in Applied Science Health Science degree: Surgical Technology Option, through portfolio assessment.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
BIO-117 Basic Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective 3
    13
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
BIO-118 Basic Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PHL-232 Biomedical Ethics 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective 3/4
    13/14
Code Course Credits
Third Semester
BIO-121 Basic Microbiology 4
HPE-170 First Aid and Safety 3
HIT-120 Medical Terminology 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
HIT-132 Basic Pharmacology 3
    16
  Accredited Surgical Technology Program1 20
  Total Minimum Credits 62
1 Students will receive 20 credits for their post-secondary work from a CCC approved surgical technology program, plus must complete all Camden County College courses as listed above. Students in the curriculum must follow the college’s residency requirement of taking a minimum of 30 college credits at Camden County College.

Program Goals

  • To expand career mobility by enhancing previously acquired technical skills with biological and social science based theoretical knowledge.
  • To enhance earning potential in the surgical technology field as a result of academic degree attainment.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To earn an associate degree in applied science that enables the student to find employment as a surgical technician.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Communicate in both written and oral formats.
  2. Apply the scientific method of inquiry to analyze problems and draw conclusions from evidence and data.
  3. Identify resources, obtain and critically evaluate information.

Employment Opportunities

  • Operating rooms in general and specialty hospitals
  • Outpatient surgical centers
  • Labor and delivery suites
  • Hospital instrument processing departments

Special Admissions Requirements

  • Submission of diploma or certificate from an approved
    surgical technology program.
  • Interview with Surgical Technology Coordinator.
  • CCC students must complete the SRG.CA curriculum to be eligible for the AAS degree.
  • Must complete all basic skills requirements prior to beginning
    the program.

Transfer Opportunities

Contact Persons

Dr. David Pilla, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4566
email: dpilla@camdencc.edu

Susan Hansen, Secretary
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4359
email: shansen@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

51.0000

Program Code

SRG.AAS