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Surgical Technology, AAS

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The Surgical Technology program provides training for students to assist the surgeon in the operating room environment.

The goal of the Bossier Parish Community College Surgical Technology program is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. 

The Bossier Parish Community College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th Street N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, phone; 727- 210-2350, fax: 727-210-2354,, after recommendation by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: 303-694-9262, fax: 303-741-3655

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology will be able to demonstrate:

  1. the ability to communicate oral and written thought in a clear and organized manner that effectively and appropriately informs and conveys ideas to members of the healthcare team;
  2. the ability to anticipate, critically assess, recognize, and find timely solutions to possible surgical complications as appropriate to the role of the surgical technologist;
  3. the ability to assist in surgical procedures by using appropriate medical terminology, knowledge of anatomy, physiology and microbiology, and regulating necessary medicines, while acting with knowledge of a patient’s physical and psychological pathologies; and
  4. competency in the performance of skills utilizing the history and current standards and practices of the Surgical Technology profession to make effective on-the-job professional decisions.

This program includes a required clinical component. Persons interested in pursuing this degree should be aware of all information concerning clinical programs described on the Division of Science, Nursing, and Allied Health page.

Specific Requirements:

Students pursuing the Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology must first meet College admission requirements. All students who have successfully completed the designated qualifications courses for Surgical Technology with a grade of “C” or above are eligible to apply for program classes. All science courses must be completed within 10 years of application. The program includes a clinical case requirement of completion of a minimum of 120 surgical procedures. No more than sixteen (16) students are selected for each program class. Program class size is determined by clinical site availability and employment statistics. Selection into the program is based on grade point average for the qualification courses and other evaluative criteria. Additionally, BPCC must have received official copies of all transcripts from all colleges attended, prior to being considered for admission to a clinical program.

Students selected for the Surgical Technology program will be required to provide all required information for programs with a clinical component. Students in a program with a clinical component are required to pay an additional clinical fee (as listed on the BPCC website in addition to regular tuition. Program students must be available for lecture and clinical training Monday through Friday.

During the last semester of enrollment in the program, each student is required to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) examination. (CST)

Required Courses for Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology:

Qualification Courses: 12 Hours

(Must be completed prior to enrolling in program classes)

Required Program Courses: 30 Hours

Second Semester

Third Semester

Additional Required Courses for Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology: 18 Hours

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