NVCC 2002-2003 Catalog
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Purpose: The Surgical Technology curriculum is designed to provide students an opportunity to practice in operating rooms as a member of the surgical team. Surgical technologists fill the roles of circulator, scrub, or second assistant.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have:

1. Been admitted to NVCC at the Annandale Campus.

2.Received a high school diploma or GED; or have a license, certification or registration as a health care provider.

3. Attained at least 18 years of age.

4.Completed high school (or college courses) in biology or chemistry with a C grade or better.

5.Completed college English and math placement tests and met required placement for English 111 and Math 120 or 126.

6. Shown evidence of good physical and mental health.

7. Been CPR certified.

8. Completed required immunizations.

9. Interviewed with the program head and/or instructor.

Certification Eligibility: The Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST) offers a national certifying examination to graduates of programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). NVCC's program received initial accreditation October 2000.

One Year1st Semester2ndSemester 3rd

   HLT141 Medical Terminology2
MDL108Human Pathogenic Concepts2
   NUR140Introduction to Surgical Care2
NUR141Fundamentals of Surgical Care I3
NUR142Fundamentals of Surgical Care II3
   ENG111College Composition I 3
   HLT250General Pharmacology 3
   NAS150Human Biology 4
NUR209Surgical Procedures I 4
NUR210Surgical Procedures II 4
   NUR296On-Site Training In: Surgical Tech.  5

Total Credits/Semester13185

Total credits for the Surgical Technology Certificate = 36.

1 All students must have completed MDL 108 or NAS 161 with a grade of C or better before entering into the second semester. All students must have completed NAS 150 or NAS 162 with a grade of C or better before entering into the third semester.

2 NUR 141, 142 are each taught in 8-week segments in the first semester.

3 NUR 209, Surgical Procedures I, is taught the first 8-weeks of the 2nd semester and NUR 210, Surgical Procedures II, is taught the second 8-weeks.

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