The Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Surgical Technology Services is only for students selected into the Surgical Technology major (or graduates of that major) who express interest in continuing their education for a bachelor's degree. This bachelor's degree prepares future surgical technologists to function in a dynamic health care environment and to build on in current practical knowledge and skills for personal and professional growth. To graduate from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Surgical Technology, a student must present evidence that he or she is certified, licensed, or registered in his or her associate’s degree concentration where such credentialing is required to perform in the field.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Surgical Technology will be credentialed health care practitioners. This degree can offer opportunities to expand clinical roles and/or seek positions in management, administration, public health, research, medical equipment sales, education, and training. Students may also complete this degree in order to apply for Master's level degrees in fields such as (but not limited to) Health Care Administration, Education, Business, or Pre-Medical Studies.

Recommended High School Subjects

Please see information provided for the Surgical Technology major. 

Special Admissions Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Surgical Technology, a student must first be selected into or graduate from the Surgical Technology major. A

Remediation Strategies

All developmental needs must be remediated prior to selection consideration for the Surgical Technology major.

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean. Students desiring transfer into this bachelor degree major must work closely with an adviser to choose appropriate, transferable courses.
International health credentials/licensure, sciences courses, and most math courses will not be accepted to satisfy requirements of this major. Please see additional information for international students applying to the School of Nursing & Health Sciences majors.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • demonstrate personal accountability for ethical and cultural concerns within the realm of healthcare practice.
  • apply effective managerial and leadership skills to solve problems in the healthcare setting.
  • evaluate the effectiveness of educational plans in a given allied health care setting.
  • compare health care spending, supply, utilization, prices, and health outcomes between the U.S. healthcare system and systems in other industrialized nations.
  • critique public and private funding of the U.S. healthcare system.
  • evaluate a given quality assurance program for effectiveness based upon established health care expected outcomes.
  • design a systematic investigative process to demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate the significance of a project, methods employed, and results.

Performance Standards

Students must maintain a "C" or greater in all Surgical Technology program courses. These courses include all SGT courses, Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 115 & BIO 125) and Microbiology (BIO 201). If a "D" or lower is earned, the course must be repeated. Students enrolled in this major must also earn a minimum final grade of 'C' in all of their Applied Health Studies (HTH coded) courses. Grading scale is A, B, C, F.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1.0 .50 1.50 S REQ
BIO115 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0 3 3 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3.0 3 S REQ
MNA Math Elective (MTH124 or Higher) 3.0   S MNA
MTR104 Basics of Medical Terminology 3.0 3 S REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1.0   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 15.0
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BIO125 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0 3 3 M REQ
HTH115 Pathology and Disease I 3.0 3 M REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3.0 3 S REQ
PSY111 General Psychology 3.0 3 S REQ
or
SOC111 Introduction to Sociology 3.0 3 S REQ
COR Liberal Arts Elective 3.0   S COR
TOTAL CREDITS 16.0
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BIO201 Microbiology 4.0 3 3 M REQ
HTH125 Pathology and Disease II 3.0 3 M REQ
SPC Speech Elective 3.0   S SPC
MMM Math Elective (MTH151 or Higher) 3.0   S MMM
OEA Open Elective 3.0   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
SGT107 Application/Techniques of Surgical Asepsis and Instrumentation 4.0 3 3 M REQ
SGT110 Surgical Technology Practice I 1.0 M REQ
SGT112 Introduction to Surgical Technology and Patient Care Concepts 2.0 2 M REQ
ENL121 English Composition II 3.0 3 S REQ
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3.0 3 S REQ
OEA Open Elective 3.0   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 13.0
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
SGT116 General Surgical Procedures 4.0 3 3 M REQ
SGT120 Surgical Technology Practice II 1.5 M REQ
SGT130 Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist 1.0 1 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 6.5
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
SGT206 Specialty Procedures I 4.0 3 3 M REQ
SGT211 Surgical Technology Practice III 3.5 M REQ
SSE Social Science Elective 3.0   S SSE
ART Art Elective 3.0   S ART
TOTAL CREDITS 13.5
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
SGT210 Specialty Procedures II 4.0 3 3 M REQ
SGT221 Surgical Technology Practice IV 3.5 M REQ
HTH310 Health Issues and Transitions 3.0 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
3 M REQ
HTH325 Health Care Delivery Systems 3.0 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 13.5
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
SGT226 Professional Relations and Current Topics 2.0 2 M REQ
SGT230 Surgical Technology Practice V 4.0 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 6.0
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HTH332 Quality Assurance for Healthcare Workers 3.0 3 M REQ
HTH321 Application of Teaching and Learning Styles in the Allied Health Professions 3.0 3 M REQ
HTD Directed Applied Health Studies Electives 3.0   M HTD
HUM Humanities Elective 3.0   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3.0   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3.0   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3.0   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3.0   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3.0   S IFE
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1.0   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 13.0
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HTD Directed Applied Health Studies Electives 3.0   M HTD
HTH311 Medical Practice Administration 3.0 3 M REQ
HTH497 Senior Capstone 3.0 Writing Enriched Requirement 3 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3.0   M HUM
PPC Proven Professional Credential   M PPC
TOTAL CREDITS 12.0