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Surgical Technology ++

Associate in Applied Science

Minimum of 66 credit hours
Surgical Technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel delivering patient care before, during and after surgery.  Major hours for this program is obtained through successful completion of the CST(Certified Surgical Technologist) Prior Learning Assessment licensure.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1314 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4 Support  
    CS 1103 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND APPLICATIONS 3 Gen Ed  
    AHP 1013 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 Support  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    OSRHE OSRHE APPROVED GENERAL EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS COURSE 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3 Gen Ed  
    HIST 1483 U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR  OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1483 U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR 3 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED GEN ED ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    BIO 1414 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4 Support  
    FA MATH1 FACULTY APPROVED MATHEMATICS THAT MEET OCCC'S MATHEMATICS PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS 3 Support  
    PSY 1113 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    PLA PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT  30 Major  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: PLA (Prior Learning Assessment credit from the Certified Surgical Technology licensure exam) 30 Credits

    General Education Courses: 21 Credits - ENGL 1113, *OSHRE Approved General Education Communications or English course, POLSC 1113, HIST 1483 OR HIST 1493, PSY 1113, CS 1103, Three (3) credit hours of General Education Elective

    Life Skills Courses: SCL 1001- Success in College and Life

    Support Courses: 14 Credits - 3 Credits-Mathematics that meets OCCC mathematics proficiency, BIO 1314, BIO 1414, AHP 1013

    *To be chosen from ENGL 1213, ENGL 1233, COM 1123 or COM 2213.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

    Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is contingent upon successful completion of the national CST certification, and meeting resident credit hour requirements.

    ++Special admission procedures required.
  • Course Descriptions

    Allied Health

    AHP 1013 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After studying the root words, prefixes, and suffixes from which medical terms evolve, the student will correctly spell medical terms, define terms commonly used in medical fields, and determine the meaning of unfamiliar medical terms.

    Biological Science

    BIO 1314 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score. An adequate biology placement test score or BIO 0123 or a college-level biological science class.
    4 CREDITS

    Through a systematic study of the structure and function of the human body, its cells, tissues, organs and systems, the student will identify and describe basic anatomical structures and fundamental physiological processes that occur in health and disease for the major body systems. Laboratory work which requires dissection is an integral and required part of the course.

    BIO 1414 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
    Prerequisites: BIO 1314
    4 CREDITS

    With Human Anatomy & Physiology I as a foundation, the student will advance his or her study of the structure and function of the human body and will identify and describe more detailed anatomical structures and more comprehensive physiological processes that occur in health through a systematic survey of the major body systems. Laboratory work which requires dissection is an integral and required part of the course.

    Computer Science

    CS 1103 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND APPLICATIONS
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    This hands-on course affords students a basic understanding of computers and their application. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a computer operating system, an office suite, productivity tools, as well as the Internet at an introductory level. Advanced Standing is available.

    Electives

    FA MATH1 - FACULTY APPROVED MATHEMATICS THAT MEET OCCC'S MATHEMATICS PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Faculty approved Mathematics that meets OCCC's Mathematics proficiency requirement

    GEN ED - GEN ED ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    General Education elective

    OSRHE - OSRHE APPROVED GENERAL EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS COURSE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    OSRHE approved General Education Communications course

    English

    ENGL 1113 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1870 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, the student will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in his society and help resolve conflict in society based on the students search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Prior Learning Assessment

    PLA - PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT
    Prerequisites: None
    VARIABLE CREDITS

    Psychology

    PSY 1113 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    A survey of the major areas of study in psychology such as motivation, learning, physiology, personality, social psychology, abnormal behavior, perception, memory, cognition/thought, and treatment.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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