Pre-Surgical Technologist

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
2014
Program Code
PRESURGTECH
Degree Type
Associate in Science
Office Contact
School of Health and Human Services: 313-845-9877, hhsinfo@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-132
Faculty Contact
Keambra Pierson: 313-317-6598, kdpierson@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-133K

Program Description

Description

Provides students with the general academic background to be successful in their chosen health care field. For students pursuing admission to the Surgical Technologist program, please follow these steps:

  1. Apply to the program. Students are strongly urged to meet with a health careers advisor within the first semester of course work.

  2. Complete the Surgical Technologist program admission requirements.
    a. College GPA of at least 2.50 or higher for a minimum of 12 academic credits, excluding lower than 100-level courses, HPE activity, studio and performance classes (if applicable).
    b. ACCUPLACER Reading Score of 80 or better.
    c. Eligible for placement into ENG 131.
    d. Eligible for placement into MATH 080.
    e. BIO-233: Anatomy and Physiology I or college equivalent with a C grade or better.
    f. Complete one of the following: BIO-135 OR BIO-251 with C or higher.

Contact the Health Careers Student Success Navigator to confirm completion of steps 1 & 2 and placement on the qualified list.

While on the qualified list complete as many of the required program support courses as possible in the Surgical Technologist program. This degree does NOT have to be completed to be eligible for admission / entry to the Surgical Technologist program. Only program admission requirements must be completed to be placed on the qualified list and begin the program when the next open seat occurs and final approval has been given by the Surgical Technologist Program Director.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Civil Society and Culture: Compare and contrast the United States globally with other nations or regions, addressing one or both of the following: (1) social, economic, political and cultural issues or (2) patterns of diversity or inequality, including racial, ethnic, religious or gender differences.
  2. Communication: Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using Standard English, through written and verbal communication.
  3. Computer Technology: Demonstrate skills for computer technology, including internet, network and advanced file operations. Skills will include organizing, managing, and presenting data using office productivity software. Students will also identify security and integrity threats and identify unethical actions within their social or professional environments.
  4. Critical Thinking/Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions. Students will also demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing, and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations.
  5. Quantitative Literacy: Apply quantitative skills to analyze situations and make decisions in a variety of contexts.

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any one from a different discipline other than BIO
Credit Hours
12.00

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Course name Credit Hours
5.00
PSY-131: Introductory Psychology 3.00
Credit Hours: 8
Elective Hours
11.00
Minimum Total Credit Hours
60.00