Programs

Mission



The mission of the Surgical Technology Department at Faulkner State Community College is to develop competent and caring surgical technologists.  These individuals will be able to function as part of the surgical team in any surgical setting.  They will be able to make sound judgments based on solid knowledge of sterile technique, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and medications utilized in the sterile field.  We strive to instill a commitment to continual learning in graduates of the Surgical Technology Program.

Application


In addition to applying for admission to Faulkner State Community College, applicants must complete a separate surgical technology application. Please note that this application must be returned to the Surgical Technology Department by July 1 in order to be considered for the program.  A completed Surgical Technology Health Examination Form and Immunization Form must be submitted with the application.  CPR, a drug screen, a background check and proof of medical insurance will be required after admission to the program.

Medical Terminology (HPS 105) and General Biology (BIO 103) are required for acceptance into the program.  The Director of Nursing and Allied Health may waive a pre-requisite pending circumstances.

Classes begin every Fall Semester.  Students are encouraged to complete the general education course requirements (Sciences, English, Math, etc.), prior to admission to the program.   A 2.0 GPA minimum is required for admittance.  A point system is used to determine student selection.  This point system is listed in the Surgical Technology Application.

Surgical Technology Brochure

Recommended Course Schedule – Associate Degree


Fall Semester
COURSE COURSE DESCRIPTION CREDIT HOURS
BIO 103 GENERAL BIOLOGY 4
MTH 116* (See note below) MATH APPLICATIONS 3
ENG 101 ENGLISH COMP I 3
PSY 200 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
Spring Semester
BIO 201 ANATOMY & PHYS I 4
BIO 220 MICROBIOLOGY 4
ENG 102 ENGLISH COMP II 3
SPH 107 FUND PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
Summer Term
BIO 202 ANATOMY & PHYS II 4
HPS 105 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
Fall Semester
SUR 100 PRIN OF SURG TECH 5
SUR 101 INTRO TO SURG TECH 3
SUR 103 SURGICAL PROCEDURES 5
SUR 107 SURG ANATOMY & PHYS 3
Spring Semester
SUR 104 SURGICAL PRACTICUM I 4
SUR 105 SURGICAL PRACTICUM II 5
Summer Term
SUR 106 ROLE TRANS IN SURG TECH 1
SUR 205 SURGICAL PRACTICUM IV 5
SUR 108 PHARMACOLOGY FOR SURG TECH 2


* (OR MTH 100, INTERMEDIATE COLLEGE ALGEBRA OR HIGHER)

Note:  Orientation to College (ORI 101) is a required course for the Associate Degree in the Pre-Surgical Technology Program

Recommended Course Schedule – Certificate


Summer Term
COURSE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CREDIT HOURS
BIO 103 GENERAL BIOLOGY (PRE-REQ) 4
HPS 105 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (PRE-REQ) 3
Fall Semester
BIO 201 ANATOMY & PHYS I 4
SUR 100 PRIN OF SURG TECH 5
SUR 101 INTRO TO SURG TECH 3
SUR 103 SURGICAL PROCEDURES 5
SUR 107 SURG ANATOMY & PHYS 3
Spring Semester
SUR 104 SURGICAL PRACTICUM I 4
SUR 105 SURGICAL PRACTICUM II 5
BIO 202 ANATOMY & PHYS II 4
BIO 220 MICROBIOLOGY 4
Summer Term
SUR 106 ROLE TRANS IN SURG TECH 1
SUR 108 PHARMACOLOGY FOR SURG TECH 2
SUR 205 SURGICAL PRACTICUM IV 5
SPH 107 FUND PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
ENG 101 ENGLISH COMP I 3
MTH 116 MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS 3


Note:  Orientation to College (ORI 101) is a required course for the Associate Degree in the Pre-Surgical Technology Program

Progression Policy


In order to continue in the surgical technology program, the student must:
  1. Maintain a grade of C or better in General Biology, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Medical Terminology and every surgical technology course.
  2. Complete all required general educational courses in semesters as scheduled, unless completed prior. Any exceptions must be approved by the Director of Nursing and Allied Health.
  3. Maintain the ability to perform essential functions.
  4. Maintain current, health professional CPR, required immunizations, and medical insurance.
  5. Maintain the sequence of surgical technology courses. Withdrawals, or a ‘D’ or ‘F’ in a surgical technology course, will stop progression in the program until the course(s) is successfully repeated. Course repetition will be based on instructor approval and program resources.
  6. Students will complete the required clinical rotation surgical cases and hours.
  7. Students must adhere to clinical facility and program policies and procedures.
  8. Students must maintain professional, ethical standards and professional patient care.
  9. Failure to meet any of the above requirements may result in failure of a course or termination from the program

DISMISSAL


Students dismissed from the program for disciplinary reasons and/or unsatisfactory clinical performance will not be allowed readmission to the surgical technology program.

REINSTATEMENT


Students whose progress was interrupted and who desire to be reinstated in the program must follow the following procedure:
  1. Submit a request for reinstatement to the surgical technology program
  2. Submit the request prior to a year from the withdrawal or failure. Reinstatement will not be granted if more than a year has transpired.
  3. Demonstrate competency in all previous surgical technology coursework as shown by successfully passing instrumentation tests, competency tests, and mock surgical procedures.
  4. Adhere to all policies and procedures effective at the point of reinstatement
  5. A student may be readmitted only once.

Reinstatement to the surgical technology program is not guaranteed. Reinstatement may be denied due to, but not limited to, any of the following:
  • Unavailability of clinical space
  • Grade point average less than 2.0 at current institution
  • Refusal by clinical agencies to accept the student for clinical experiences
  • Failure to demonstrate competency in previous surgical technology coursework
  • More than a year having elapsed since last enrollment in the surgical technology course. This requires reapplication for the entire program.
  • Dismissal from the program
  • Behaviors considered as unprofessional in the clinical practice, whether observed by the faculty or reported by a credible other.  These include, but are not limited to:
- Breach of confidentiality
- Failure to follow the policies of the clinical agency or surgical technology program
- Falsification of records
- Any act(s) considered unsafe practice
- Unprofessional behavior or acts such as disrespect for the dignity or rights of the client or others
- Any behavior that reflects impairment of judgment and/or ability to provide safe and competent care.