Nov 14, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.


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HEGIS: 5211.00
PROGRAM CODE: 29509
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Jorge Zamudio

DEPARTMENT: ALLIED HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.

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Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technology degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. correlate the knowledge of medical terminology, surgical procedures, and anatomy and physiology to the student’s role as a surgical technologist and recognize their relationship to safe patient care
  2. understand the principles of safe patient care in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative surgical settings
  3. develop and apply fundamental surgical technology skills through practice and evaluation in the laboratory and clinical settings
  4. accurately apply the principles of asepsis across the spectrum of common surgical experiences
  5. recognize the variety of a patient’s needs and the impact of their personal, physical, emotional, and cultural experiences
  6. demonstrate professional responsibility in performance, attitude, and personal conduct in the classroom and clinical setting

College Requirements:


Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.

Civic Engagement Experiences:


One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:


One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200  or ENG 2400  also satisfies this requirement.

Required Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):


When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major

* This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

Flexible Core (3 Courses, 10 Credits):


When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major.

Two (2) courses for a total of six (6) credits from Groups A to D, selected from these disciplines, Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology, with one (1) course per discipline (Group E is satisfied by the course shown):

A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course


B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course


C. Creative Expression Designated Course


D. Individual and Society Designated Course


E. Scientific World Designated Course


This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

Electives:


2 credits sufficient to meet required total of 64 credits

Total Credits: 64


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