2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Surgical Technology, AAS


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The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology Program, located at the Main UA - Pulaski Tech Campus in North Little Rock, is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills for all areas of the operating room, labor & delivery, and outpatient surgery centers. Upon successful program completion, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam. Successful completion of the program does not ensure certification. The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Admission to the Surgical Tech Program is competitive and based on the following factors: Students are selected after November 15th, based on a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from all high school/college transcripts and an interview process. Each item is given a score and ranked highest to lowest. The program accepts 20 full-time students each academic year.

  • This degree requires successful completion of 60 credit hours.
  • A drug screen and background check will be required of all selected students.
  • The Surgical Technology Program requires a “C” or better to continue in the professional program, and a minimum 2.0 GPA is required for graduation.
  • Satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the institution is required for graduation.
  • Please note: additional prerequsite courses may be required if minimum placement test scores are not met. 

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Prerequisite Semester One


Complete all 16 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BIOL 1104 /BIOL 1304  Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab 4    
  ENGL 1311  English Composition I 3    
  Complete one of the following: HIST 2311  US History to 1877 HIST 2312  US History Since 1877 POLS 1310  American National Government 3    
  MATH 1302  College Algebra 3    
  SOCI 2300  Introduction to Sociology 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Prerequisite Semester Two


Complete all 14 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BIOL 1105 /BIOL 1305   Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab 4    
  BIOL 2101 /BIOL 2301  Microbiology with Lab 4    
  ENGL 1312  English Composition II 3    
  PSYC 2300   Psychology & the Human Experience 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR - APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Surgical Technology Semester One


Complete all 16 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  SURG 2211  Basic Operating Room Techniques I Laboratory 2    
  SURG 2312  Medical Terminology 3    
  SURG 2313  Surgical Pathophysiology 3    
  SURG 2315  Clinical Practicum I  3    
  SURG 2510  Basic Operating Room Techniques 5    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR 

Surgical Technology Semester Two


Complete all 14 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  SURG 2221  Pharmacology for Surgical Technlgst 2    
  SURG 2222  Perioperative Practice 2    
  SURG 2520  Advanced Operating Techniques 5    
  SURG 2523  Clinical Practicum II 5    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR - APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Total 60 Credit Hours


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