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

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
BIO-117 Basic Anatomy & Physiology I 4
HIT-120 Medical Terminology 3
HPE-181 Basic Life Support C-AHA 1
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
MTH-... Mathematics General Education Elective 3
    17
First Year / Second Semester
BIO-118 Basic Anatomy and Physiology II2 4
BIO-121 Basic Microbiology 4
HIT-132 Basic Pharmacology3 3
SRG-102 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology4 5
    16
Code Course Credits
Second Year/ First Semester
HIT-134 Basic Pathophysiology5 3
SRG-112 Surgical Procedures I6 4
SRG-118 Clinical Rotation I7 6
    13
Second Year/ Second Semester
SRG-212 Surgical Procedures II8 3
SRG-218 Clinical Rotation II9 6
SRG-220 Surgical Technology Capstone10 2
...-... Diversity – Humanities General Education Elective 3
    14
  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Prerequisite: BIO-117
3 Prerequisite: HIT-120, and BIO-103, BIO-117 or BIO-211
4 Prerequisites: ENG-101, HIT-120, BIO-117
5 Prerequisites: HIT-120
6 Prerequisite: SRG-102
7 Prerequisite: BIO-117, BIO-118, BIO-121, HIT-120, HIT-132, SRG-102
8 Prerequisite: SRG-112; Co-requisite: SRG-218
9 Prerequisite: SRG-118
10 Prerequisite: SRG-102, SRG-112, SRG-118; Co-requisites: SRG-212, SRG-218

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique.
  2. Integrate knowledge of human anatomy, pharmacology, microbiology, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate successful performance of invasive and diagnostic procedures.
  3. Effectively participate in various surgical procedures through suitable selection of instrumentation and supplies promoting effective patient care.
  4. Successfully prepare for the certification examination and employment in the surgical technology field.

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 the Surgical Technology Program Director.
  • 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

April R. Anderson, AA, CST, CSFA
856-227-7200 ext. 4638
email: aanderson@camdencc.edu

Latasha Dyer, Secretary
856-227-7200 ext. 4247
email: LDyer@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

51.0000

Program Code

SRG.AAS