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Surgical Technology (A.A.S.) - The Surgical Technology student is prepared to assume the role of surgical technologist in any surgical setting. In this program, the student is prepared to function in the areas of scrub, circulating assistant, and second assistant during surgical and obstetrical procedures. The graduate surgical technologist may elect to specialize in a particular area of surgery such as open heart, neuro, eye, orthopedics, and many others. Graduates are also employed in the emergency rooms, delivery rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, central supply units, organ retrieval units, and surgical equipment sales. This two-year program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree and is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation from the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Graduates are required to take the NBSTSA National Certifying Examination for Certified Surgical Technologists (CST).

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Surgical Technology
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5211

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
AHS 101 Introduction to Allied Health Science 3
AHS 121 Surgical Technology I 5
AHS 131 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Mathematics Elective (1) 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Second Semester Credits
AHS 103 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 3
AHS 122 Surgical Technology II 6
AHS 132 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (2)
Total Semester Credits 16
Third Semester Credits
AHS 123 Surgical Technology III 8
AHS 202 Medical Microbiology 4
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Semester Credits 18
Fourth Semester Credits
AHS 124 Surgical Technology IV 8
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications 3
Humanities Elective (3) 3
PED Activity Course 1
Total Semester Credits 15

1. SUNY GER Mathematics.

2. Depending on placement.

3. SUNY GER Humanities.