Curriculum

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Associate of Applied Science

First Year Prerequisites

  Course Title Credits
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
  ZOO 2010^  Anatomy and Physiology I 4
GenEd: CS  COLS 1000^  Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+  English I: Composition 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1000* -OR HIGHER- Problem Solving 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  HLTK 2510* Pathophysiology 2
  MICR 2240* Medical Microbiology 4
  ZOO 2020*^ Anatomy and Physiology II 4
GenEd: WY    Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses 
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010* -OR- Public Speaking 3
GenEd: CV CO/M 1015*  Foundations of Communication 3
      Semester Credits 16

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  SURG 1600* Introduction to Surgical Technology 3
  SURG 1610* Surgical Technology Theory 4
  SURG 1620*  Surgical Technology Skills Lab I 3
  SURG 1685*  Surgical Pharmacology 2
  HLTK 2300* Health Care Ethics 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  SURG 1630* Surgical Technology Skills Lab II 1
  SURG 1750*^ Surgical Procedures I  4
  SURG 2750*^ Surgical Procedures II  4
  SURG 1850*  Surgical Technology Clinical I 5
  SURG 2810*  Surgical Technology Clinical Synthesis I 1
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  SURG 2850* Surgical Technology Clinical II 7
  SURG 2895*  Surgical Technology Clinical Synthesis II 1
      Semester Credits 8

Total Credits: 69

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^Program Comments
SURG 1750 is offered in the first 8 weeks.

SURG 2750 is offered in the second 8 weeks.

Other Information

Drug Screening and Criminal Background Checks

Clinical sites require a drug screening and/or a criminal background check prior to allowing students into the clinical setting. (Any associated fees will be the responsibility of the student.) Clinical sites may also require random drug testing and/or drug testing for reasonable cause. Testing positive on the drug screening or evidence of tampering with a specimen will disqualify a student from participation from clinical assignment.

In addition to drug screening, for the safety of patients and health care workers, child abuse clearance and criminal background checks are required by some agencies prior to a clinical assignment. Certain criminal activity, as evidenced by a criminal background check, may also disqualify a student from clinical participation.

Students are advised that the inability to gain clinical education experiences can result in the inability to meet program objectives and outcomes. These circumstances may prevent acceptance into and/or continuance in the program.