Health Services Technology, AAS

North Central State College's Health Services Technology degree program is designed for students wanting to be cross‐trained in several healthcare skills. Graduating students will be able to perform more than one healthcare function in the ever changing health care delivery system.

Students will be required to complete at least one full area of specialization beyond the general education requirements and the core health technology courses. Certificates by State, National, and certifying organizations will show competency in the specialized areas. Those areas include:

  • Community Health Worker
  • Dental Assisting
  • Electrocardiography Technologist
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • State Tested Nurse Assistant
  • Surgical Technology
  • Pharmacy Technician

Since there are many combinations of specialization, students should contact the program director to discuss their career goals and plan for their individualized curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 64 credits as follows:

  • 15 credits from general education core courses
  • 19 credits from basic core courses
  • 30 credits from technical electives, including the completion of at least one full area of specialization (up to 9 credits may be chosen from a list of related electives)

Students who are seeking another degree option or who already have a health technology degree may enroll in additional specialization areas to obtain certification.

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for the completion of this program.

Please Note: Many of the Health Services Technology courses/programs are offered as "flex" courses and may not follow the college's term calendar. For information on class schedules and times, please contact the Health Sciences Office at 419‐755‐4805. Contact your faculty advisor to establish an educational plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the technical skills needed for the specialized areas of the program.
  2. Students will demonstrate professionalism as needed for the specialized areas of the program.
  3. Students will demonstrate attainment of the knowledge needed for the specialized areas of the program.

Where You Could Go

Jobs are available for Health Service graduates today, and for the foreseeable future. You could find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, and with other health service providers.

NC State maintains formal transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio. These should help you make a smooth transition toward your bachelor’s degree, or beyond. In addition, opportunities may be available to pursue further education in specific areas of study while working in the field.

Job Demand

Technicians are valuable employees in today’s competitive market, specialists in a number of medical areas are in high demand. By combining multiple certificates to achieve your associate degree in Health Services Technology, you will have additional specialized skills to increase your versatility and value to employers.

Partners

North Central State College partners with the Adult Education Centers in the region to provide these medical certifications.

  • Central Ohio EMS Training
  • EHOVE
  • Madison Adult Education
  • Pioneer Career and Technical Center
  • Ashland County – West Holmes Career Center Adult Education

Year One

Fall Semester

BIOL 1550 - Microbiology for Health Professionals

This course is designed for allied health and nursing majors. It explores the major groups of microorganisms and the role they play in the environment and in disease. The host-parasite relationship, human immunity to disease, epidemiology, and the control of microorganisms are also addressed. Laboratory exercises provide the student with the basic techniques of microbial identification, microscopy, sterile technique, and basic infection control. (OTM approved course for Natural SciencesTMNS) Day - F, Sp Evening - F

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Required Concurrent Course: Take BIOL 1550L

BIOL 1730 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology

This course presents the basic terms and concepts that deal with the structure and processes of the human body. It involves examination of the body as a whole, the cell, and tissues. The basic structure and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems are presented. Laboratory exercises enhance and support the lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 0040; (minimum grade of C-); OR qualifying placement test scores
Required Concurrent Course: Take BIOL 1730L

BIOL 2751 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is an in-depth study of the principles of human anatomy and physiology. It includes the study of structure and function of the body as a whole and study of cell biology, histology, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, and nervous systems plus the special senses. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: High school chemistry with minimum C minus (C-) grade or CHEM 1010 with minimum C minus (C-) grade; AND ENGL 0040, MATH 0084 (Minimum grade of C- for all); OR qualifying placement test score. If the student has completed BIO121 and BIO122 OR BIOL 1730 with a minimum grade of C, then the student is not required to have high school Chemistry or
Required Concurrent Course: Take BIOL 2751L

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040; (minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test scores

STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics

This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Spring Semester

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

CHEM 1030 - Chemistry

The course is to give the Allied Health and Nursing student an appreciation and understanding of general inorganic chemistry. Includes atomic and molecular structure, molecular forces, properties and states of matter, naming of chemical compounds, types and behaviors of solutions, types of reactions, acid base chemistry, carefully chosen organic topics with their applications to specific health problems. Laboratory exercises will enhance and reinforce lecture topics. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take CHEM 1010 or high school chemistry AND MATH 0084 with a minimum grade of C-.
Required Concurrent Course: Take CHEM 1030L

BIOL 2752 - Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of BIOL 2751. It includes the study of structure and function of blood and the cardiovascular, lymphatic/immunity, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take BIOL 2751; Minimum Grade C-
Required Concurrent Course: Take BIOL 2752L

Summer Semester

CISS 1020 - Digital Literacy and Applications

Introduction to Computers is a course designed to present the basic computer concepts and the Microsoft Office Suite applicable to today's business world. Areas of concentration include Computer Concepts, Windows, Internet Explorer, E-mail, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competency by interfacing with the Windows operating system and the internet, and to produce electronic presentations, written business documents, electronic spreadsheets, relational databases, and electronic mail. TAG course:OBU003

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

COMM 1010 - Speech

This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Year Two

Fall Semester

HUMA 1010 - Introduction to the Humanities

This course is a genre-based introduction to the humanities and the fine arts. The student will explore the six major means of artistic expression within the fine arts: painting, literature, drama, film, photography, and sculpture. The course focuses on an understanding of the genre itself as well as the various critical theories that apply to the fine arts, including but not necessarily limited to mimesis, formalism, didacticism, and postmodernism. Field trips are required in the course. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Arts and Humanities TMAH.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040 (minimum grade of C-); OR qualifying placement test score

PHIL 1110 - Ethics

This course involves an examination of several ethical theories, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, theological ethics, and rational ethics. Subjects covered may include the ethics of nuclear war, the ethics of suicide, ethical issues in abortion, the ethics of euthanasia, ethical issues in genetic engineering, sexual ethics, racism and sexism, capital punishment, ethics and the environment and so on. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and slso TAG# OAH046.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Spring Semester

SOCY 1010 - Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to the theoretical foundations and methods used to gather, interpret, and evaluate data in sociology. Insight into how society is organized by focusing on the structure and function of social institutions, the impact of culture and socialization on individuals and groups, and systems of stratification among various racial and ethnic, social class, gender and sexuality groups. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS021. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

SOCY 2010 - Cultural Diversity and Racism

Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis on economic, political and structural inequalities. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS 050 Race and Ethnicity . This course also meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Sciences TMSBS.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 61-62

Health Technical Electives

Courses

CHWR 2710 - Community Health Worker I

This course presents an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a community health worker. The hybrid course includes a study of six major competency areas - health care, social services, communication skills, individual & community advocacy, health education, and skills and responsibilities presented in modules. The course curriculum meets requirements by the Ohio Board of Nursing to apply for professional certification as a community health worker. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

CHWR 2730 - Health Care Across the Lifespan

This course is designed to assist students in their study of life cycles from conception to old age. The course integrates health promotion, health maintenance, and restorative care in the new healthcare delivery system. Healthcare workers are expected to provide care to individuals in a variety of settings throughout their life span. The course presents these new concepts to students and demonstrates how the complete process of growth and development affects people across their life span. Students will gain an appreciation for individuals in their struggle to maintain, promote, and restore health and apply these principles and concepts to their clinical practice. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

CHWR 2750 - CHWR Directed Practice/Seminar

The directed practice is designed to broaden student's knowledge and experiences in the community health worker profession through direct work in an agency. With placement in an actual work environment, the student will complete 220 hours of work experience. This course must be taken concurrently with CHWR 2710 and CHWR 2730. The course content meets curriculum requirements by the Ohio Board of Nursing to apply for professional certification as a community health worker. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Practicum Hours: 14

DENT 1010 - Introduction to Dental Assisting

This is the first of three courses that when successfully completed will comply with all Ohio Dental Board requirements allowing the student to test for the Dental Radiographer License in Ohio and the certification test for Ohio Dental Assistant. This is a multi-facade course that covers introduction to the profession of dental assisting, dental anatomy, infection control, health history of patient, emergency procedures in the dental clinic, and preventive dental assisting procedures. Semesters Available: Fall - Eve

Credit Hours: 8
Lecture Hours: 6
Lab Hours: 6
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 0040 and MATH 0084 (minimum grade of C- required for all); or qualifying placement test scores

DENT 1030 - Dental Assisting Procedures I

This is the second of three courses that when successfully completed will comply with all Ohio Dental Board requirements allowing the student to test for the Dental Radiographer License in Ohio and the certification test for Ohio Dental Assistant. This is a multi-facade course that covers dentist chair side assistance, dental specialties, and dental laboratory procedures. Semesters Available: Spring - Eve

Credit Hours: 8
Lecture Hours: 6
Lab Hours: 6
Required Prerequisite Course: Take DENT 1010;

DENT 1050 - Dental Assisting Procedures II

This is the third of three courses that when successfully completed will comply with all Ohio Dental Board requirements allowing the student to test for the Dental Radiographer License in Ohio and the certification test for Ohio Dental Assistant. This is a multi-facade course that covers dental business office, radiographic, communication, and professionalism procedures. There will be a practicum and practicum seminar completed with dentist to apply the competencies learned throughout the program. Semesters Available: Summer - EVE

Credit Hours: 8
Lecture Hours: 6
Lab Hours: 3
Practicum Hours: 7
Required Prerequisite Course: Take DENT 1030;

EMTP 1010 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

This class is designed to serve as the initial basic emergency care training program which directly follows the National Standard Curriculum and concludes with Ohio State Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Emphasis is on accurate observations, evaluation of emergency situations, effective communications with the medical network, and high skill proficiency. This class also serves as a required building block to the Paramedic classes. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 6

EMTP 2030 - EMT Paramedic

This course provides theory and skills at the EMT-Paramedic level for managing medical emergencies including patient assessment, medico-legal issues, airway management, fluid therapy and pharmacology, geriatric care and management of respiratory emergencies, assessment and management of cardiac emergencies including rhythm interpretation and dysrhythmia treatment modalities as well as assessment and advanced management of trauma. Also included is management of obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric emergencies. In-hospital training and field internship are included. Successful completion of this course includes certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This course is designed to prepare the student for National Registry Testing. The Paramedic Program is broken into three Phases: Didactic, Clinical, and Field Internship. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 6
Practicum Hours: 7
Required Prerequisite Course: Take EMTP 1010, BIOL 1730 and have current Health Care Provider CPR Certification.

EMTP 2031 - EMT Paramedic

This course is a continuation of EMTP 2030 and provides theory and skills at the EMT-Paramedic level for managing medical emergencies including patient assessment, medico-legal issues, airway management, fluid therapy and pharmacology, geriatric care and management of respiratory emergencies, assessment and management of cardiac emergencies including rhythm interpretation and dysrhythmia treatment modalities as well as assessment and advanced management of trauma. Also included is management of obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric emergencies. In-hospital training and field internship are included. Successful completion of this course includes certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This course is designed to prepare the student for National Registry Testing. The Paramedic Program is broken into three Phases: Didactic, Clinical, and Field Internship. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Practicum Hours: 14
Required Prerequisite Course: Take EMTP 1010 EMTP 2030

EMTP 2032 - EMT Paramedic

This course is a continuation of EMTP 2031 and provides theory and skills at the EMT-Paramedic level for managing medical emergencies including patient assessment, medico-legal issues, airway management, fluid therapy and pharmacology, geriatric care and management of respiratory emergencies, assessment and management of cardiac emergencies including rhythm interpretation and dysrhythmia treatment modalities as well as assessment and advanced management of trauma. Also included is management of obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric emergencies. In-hospital training and field internship are included. Successful completion of this course includes certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This course is designed to prepare the student for National Registry Testing. The Paramedic Program is broken into three Phases: Didactic, Clinical, and Field Internship. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 6
Practicum Hours: 7
Required Prerequisite Course: Take EMTP 2031

EMTP 2033 - EMT Paramedic

This class is designed to demonstrate to the student all the aspects and components of a typical Emergency medical Service (EMS) system. This class will include the legislative aspects and laws affecting the EMS practice, medical control and accountability affecting the practice of EMS systems, communications and technology involved with the practice of EMS systems, and an overall description of numerous functioning EMS Systems. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take EMTP 2032

HLST 1010 - CPR/First Aid

A practical course in the care and handling of victims of common emergencies; i.e., transportation and household accidents, climate related emergencies. Areas include basic life support, victim assessment, shock, bleeding, bandaging, splinting, burns, poisoning, medical emergencies, rescue and moving victims, triage. Students will receive both Basic Life Support for Heath Care Provider (CPR & AED) and Heart saver First Aid (Adult First Aid/Environmental Emergencies) cards from the American Heart Association. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp, Su

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1

ELKG 1110 - Electrocardiographic (EKG) Technician

This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to perform an electrocardiogram (EKG). It also introduces basic cardiac arrhythmias and medications used to treat them. After completion of the course, students are eligible to take a national certification exam. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Required Concurrent Course: Take PHLB 1110, PHLB 1210 and PHLB 1250

PHLB 1110 - Phlebotomy

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of phlebotomy using a variety of blood collection techniques. Laboratory procedures include venipuncture and skin puncture techniques. Students will correlate particular laboratory tests with specific color-coding for collection tubes. The course will specialize in the issues and trends in health care, including ethics and law, government regulations, professional development, employment opportunities, interviewing techniques, resume writing and job seeking skills. The course includes discussion of practicum experiences. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Required Concurrent Course: Take PHLB 1210 and ELKG 1110

PHLB 1210 - Phlebotomy Directed Practice

This course specializes in the practice of phlebotomy procedures as performed by students in the clinical laboratory or associated facilities, with practical application of phlebotomy techniques learned in PHLB 1110 - Phlebotomy. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 12

PHLB 1250 - Phlebotomy Seminar

This seminar course specializes in the issues and trends in health care, including ethics and law, government regulations, professional development, employment opportunities, interviewing techniques, resume writing, and job seeking skills. This course is concurrent with PHLB 1210 - Phlebotomy Directed Practice The course includes discussion of practicum experiences. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Required Concurrent Course: Take PHLB 1110 and PHLB 1210

PHRM 2100 - Pharmacy Tech Training Part A

This is an on-line program of study. This program consists of two courses PHRM2100 and PHRM 2200. The student entering this program will be prepared to obtain the skills necessary to be a certified pharmacy technician. Upon completion of the program (PHM2100 and PHRM 2200), the student will be eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, (PTCE) provided by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. (PTCB). PHRM2100 course content will focus on medical terminology, central and peripheral nervous system, blood and blood formation, and hormones, medication classifications to include cardiovascular drugs, renal drugs, anti-infective agents, cancer drugs, chemotherapy drugs, and vitamins. The student will learn of the regulations governing the pharmacy industry in Ohio and at the Federal level. The student will learn aseptic techniques of medication preparation. The course will cover areas pertaining to pharmaceutical to include: definitions, methods of drug preparations and dispensing, syringes, techniques of sterile compounding, solutions, parenteral anti-neoplastic agents, and stability considerations for parenteral products.

Credit Hours: 8
Lecture Hours: 8
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 0040, MATH 0084 & CHEM 1010; (minimum grade of C- required for all); OR qualifying placement test scores
Required Concurrent Course: Take PHRM 2200

PHRM 2200 - Pharmacy Tech Training Part B

The PHRM2200 course is designed to complete the didactic portion of the Pharmacy Technician program course of study and includes a 20 hour non-paid practicum at a local pharmacy. The major focus of the course is drug calculations to include the metric system of measurements, abbreviations, apothecary systems of notation, drug calculations, IV flow rates, dosage regimens, powders volumes and pricing. A secondary focus is on pharmacy operations to focus on basic fact in pharmacy, assisting the pharmacist, general prescriptions duties, medication distribution/inventory control, and third party reimbursement. The student will be given a mock pharmacy technician certification examination designed to mimic the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's examination.

Credit Hours: 7
Lecture Hours: 6
Practicum Hours: 7
Required Concurrent Course: Take PHRM 2100

STNA 1110 - State Tested Nurse Assistant

The course is the classroom and laboratory portion of state-mandated testing for Nurse Aides in Ohio. The course is designed to prepare the students to successfully pass the state-mandated testing for Nurse Aides in Ohio. Students will satisfactorily complete the didactic and laboratory portion of the Ohio Department of Health's, Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program, (NATCEP). This course will consist of 80 class lecture hours and skills development. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3
Required Concurrent Course: Take STNA 1250

STNA 1150 - State Tested Nurse Asst CPR/First Aid

A practical course in the care and handling of victims of common emergencies; i.e., transportation and household accidents, climate related emergencies. Areas include basic life support, victim assessment, shock, bleeding, bandaging, splinting, burns, poisoning, medical emergencies, rescue and moving victims, triage. Students who meet the examination requirements will receive both a Community First Aid and Safety card from the American Red Cross and Basic Life Support for Heath Care Provider Professional's card from the American Heart Association. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1

STNA 1250 - State Tested Nurse Assistant Directed Practice

The course is the directed practice training associated with STNA 1110 and STNA 1150 of the state-mandated testing for Nurse Aides in Ohio. The course is designed to prepare the students clinically to demonstrate the skills learned in the STNA 1110 and STNA 1150 courses. Students will satisfactorily complete the laboratory portion of the Ohio Department of Health's, Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program, (NATCEP). This course consists of 12 directed practice hours /week of skills development. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Practicum Hours: 12
Required Concurrent Course: Take STNA 1110

SURG 1030 - Fundamentals of Surgical Technology

This course teaches the role and responsibility of the surgical technologist in effective communication, legal, ethical, and moral aspects of care, preparation of the patient for surgery, preparation of the OR for surgery, aseptic techniques, patient care procedures, environmental safety, and supply/equipment preparation and use. This course is for surgical technologist only and will not meet the needs for any other allied health or nursing program.

Credit Hours: 12
Lecture Hours: 6
Lab Hours: 10
Practicum Hours: 8
Required Prerequisite Course: BIOL1550

SURG 1070 - Surgical Technology Procedures

This course covers selected commonly performed surgical procedures, pathology leading to surgical intervention, purposes of surgery, problems that may arise, and techniques/instruments specific to general & minimal access as applied to GI, urology, male reproductive, OB & GYN surgeries, Vascular, Thoracic, Neurology, Ophthalmic, ENT, Plastics, Orthopedics, and Dental. The course practicum component allows demonstration of both psychomotor skill competency and practicum judgment. This course is for surgical technologist only and will not meet the needs for any other allied health or nursing program.

Credit Hours: 16
Lecture Hours: 11
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take SURG 1030  BIOL 2751   BIOL 2752