Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Course Catalog & Student Handbook

Surgical Technology, AAS (AAS.SUR 15211)


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The Associate in Applied Science major in Surgical Technology Degree program prepares graduates for entry-level surgical technology careers.  It includes courses in aseptic technique, operative procedures, patient care, anatomy, microbiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, medical/legal aspects, and related general education to help the student fulfill his/her role as an important, knowledgeable member of the surgical team.  This program combines classroom work with clinical rotations.

Students enrolled in this program are subject to criminal background checks and drug screenings.  York Technical College does not require the COVID-19 vaccination for students as a condition of enrollment or attendance.  Students intending to enroll in a health-care related program should be aware that York Technical College maintains clinical placement agreements with health care facilities where students are required to complete clinical rotations as part of the requirements for their academic program.  Clinical sites maintain their own policies governing vaccine and booster requirements, including the COVID-19 vaccine, and any exemption processes related to those requirements.  Students choosing to pursue a program that requires a clinical component must follow all vaccine policies and requirements of clinical sites.  Vaccine requirements and the approval of exemptions are at the sole discretion of each clinical site, and clinical sites may implement and modify vaccine requirements at any time as they deem necessary.

Graduates are prepared to take the certification exam (CST) and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th St. N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727-210-2350 and online at http://www.caahep.org

Degree Requirements


Subtotal: 37 Credit Hours


General Education


Subtotal: 16 Credit Hours


Other Hours Required for Graduation


Subtotal: 15 Credit Hours


Total Credit Hours: 68


*Courses in this program that require a minimum grade of “C”.

Completion Plan


First Semester


Subtotal: 18 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Subtotal: 18 Credit Hours


Third Semester


Subtotal: 10 Credit Hours


Fourth Semester


Subtotal: 13 Credit Hours


Fifth Semester


Subtotal: 9 Credit Hours


Total Credit Hours: 68


A co-requisite is a course that must be taken the same semester as another specified course.
A prerequisite is a course that must be completed in order to enter another specified course.

LC is learning community course. Courses must be taken together.

* Courses in this program that require a minimum grade of “C.”

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