The Surgical Technology program provides training for students to assist the surgeon in the operating room environment.
The goal of the Bossier Parish Community College Surgical Technology program is to prepare graduates who possess cognitive skills necessary to function as an entry-level surgical technician; psychomotor skills necessary to perform the skills required of a surgical technician in the operating room environment; and affective skills necessary to function as an effective surgical team member while demonstrating professionalism
The Bossier Parish Community College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater FL 22756, phone; 727-210-2350, fax: 727-210-2354, firstname.lastname@example.org, after recommendation by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: 303-694-9262, fax: 303-741-3655 www.arcstsa.org
Recipients of the Technical Diploma in Surgical Technology will be able to demonstrate:
Students pursuing the Technical Diploma in Surgical Technology must first meet College admission requirements. All students who have successfully completed the designated qualifications courses for Surgical Technology with a grade of "C" or above are eligible to apply for program classes. The program length is 18 months, with includes a Clinical Case requirement of completion of a minimum of 125 surgical procedures. No more than sixteen (16) students are selected for each program class. Program class size is determined by clinical site availability and employment statistics. Selection into the program is based on grade point average for the qualification courses.
Students selected for the Surgical Technology program will be required to provide all required information for programs with a clinical component (described earlier in this section). Students in a program with a clinical component are required to pay an additional clinical fee (as listed in the BPCC Academic Bulletin) in addition to regular tuition. Program students must be available for lecture and clinical training Monday through Friday.
Students must test out of READ 099, into ENGL 101, and into MATH 099 as documented by ACT, placement tests, or course completion prior to beginning the program classes. Upon successful program completion a graduate is required to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) examination.
|(must be completed prior to entering program classes)|
|BLGY 110:||Medical Terminology||3|
|BLGY 224:||Human Anatomy||3|
|or BLGY 120:||Intro to Anatomy and Physiology|
|BLGY 224L:||Human Anatomy Lab||1|
|or BLGY 120L:||Intro to Anatomy and Physiology lab|
|ALHT 105:||Medical Ethics & Law||3|
|ALTH 109:||Health Care Systems/Safety||2|
|ALHT 115:||Pharmacology for Allied Health Students||3|
|Program Courses (summer semester)|
|(offered only during the summer semester)|
|STEC 101:||Orientation to Surgical Technology (Session B)||1|
|STEC 102/102L:||Introduction to Surgical Techniques and Lab (Session C)||4|
|Program Courses (fall semester)|
|STEC 110:||Surgical Procedures I||3|
|STEC 111:||Clinical Specialties||3|
|STEC 112:||Surgical Practicum I||6|
|Program Courses (spring semester)|
|STEC 120:||Surgical Procedures II||3|
|STEC 121:||Surgical Specialties and Review||3|
|STEC 122:||Surgical Practicum II||6|
|Additional Required Courses|
|(must be completed prior to or concurrent with enrollment in spring semester program courses)|
|MICR 110/110L:||Survey of Microbiology||4|
|ALHT 116:||Pharmaceutical Dosage Calculations & Measurements||3|
|Total credit hours to earn the Technical Diploma in Surgical Technology||54|