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2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology, TD

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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 graduates who possess cognitive skills necessary to function as an entry-level surgical technician; psychomotor skills necessary to perform the skills required of a surgical technician in the operating room environment; and affective skills necessary to function as an effective surgical team member while demonstrating professionalism

The Bossier Parish Community College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19, Suite 158, Clearwater FL 33763, phone; 727- 210-2350, fax: 727-210-2354, mail@caahep.org, 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 www.arcstsa.org

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Technical Diploma 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 Technical Diploma 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 www.bpcc.edu) in addition to regular tuition. Program students must be available for lecture and clinical training Monday through Friday.

Students must test out of READ 099 , into ENGL 101 , and into

MATH 098 syllabus

MATH 098:Beginning Algebra I

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours per week: 3
Lab hours per week: 0

A beginning algebra course that includes performing fundamental operations on real numbers; exponents; solving linear equations and inequalities; applications; functions; graphing linear equations; slope; systems of linear equations.
Note: May not be used to satisfy the mathematics or elective requirement in any curriculum at BPCC. as documented by ACT, placement tests, or course completion prior to beginning the program classes. 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 Technical Diploma in Surgical Technology:

Qualification Courses: 15 Hours

(must be completed prior to enrolling in program classes)

Required Program Courses: 29 Hours

Second Semester (Fall) Courses

Third Semester (Spring) Courses

Additional Courses Required for the Technical Diploma in Surgical Technology:

(must be completed prior to or concurrent with enrollment in program courses)

Total Credit Hours Required for the Technical Diploma in Surgical Technology: 54

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