Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology provides students with the technical ability; knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment as a member of a healthcare team in hospital or surgical center operating rooms. Students receive instruction in essentials of healthcare, surgical instrumentation, anatomy, physiology, medical language and pharmacology. Graduates are prepared for employment as surgical technologists.
The mission of the Surgical Technology program at Keiser University is to provide didactic and clinical instruction that will prepare students to achieve success on the national board examination and demonstrate competency as an entry-level surgical technologist who will serve the needs of the healthcare community and enhance the quality of care for surgical patients.
The program’s mission is further defined in the following goals:
To receive an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology, students must earn 74.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Surgical Technology Major Courses (48.0 credit hours total)|
|Surgical Techniques and Procedures I||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Techniques and Procedures II||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Techniques and Procedures III||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Specialties I with Anatomy and Physiology||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Specialties II with Anatomy and Physiology||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Specialties III with Anatomy and Physiology||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Specialties IV with Anatomy and Physiology||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Specialties V with Anatomy and Physiology||4.0 credit hours|
|Once all courses listed previously have been completed, the following externship courses are taken in sequence as listed.|
|Surgical Technology Externship I||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Technology Externship II||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Technology Externship III||4.0 credit hours|
|Surgical Technology Externship IV||4.0 credit hours|
|Behavioral Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Psychology Sociology||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech Communications||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|English (3.0 Credit Hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|Intermediate Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4.0 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0 credit hours|
All students sit for the certification exam at the end of Externship IV.
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