2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
    May 24, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PreHealth (A10300ST), Surgical Technology Preparation, AAS

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The Therapeutic and Diagnostic Services Nurse Aide Pathway is a curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in the Health Sciences. Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in health science programs. Courses provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of diplomas and associate of applied science degrees and successful completion results in NAI, Medication Aid and NAII certification. The courses outlined below prepare students for application for the Surgical Technology program.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for a prehealth pathway.

Admission into the Surgical Technology program is a competitive process. A minimum grade point average of 2.8 or higher is required in the general education courses.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum

Class Hours 14 | Lab Hours 9 | Clinical Hours 3 | Credit Hours 19

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 7 | Credit Hours 20

Total Credit Hours 39

Other Major Hours (26 SHC)

  1. Other Major Hours include additional general education and professional courses.
  2. Other Major Hours courses must be approved by the Director of Records and Registration prior to enrolling in courses other than those listed above.

    The Other Major Hours of this degree program can be completed after an intensive advising intervention. Students not realizing progress toward a health science credential will be assisted by an academic advisor in exploring other degree options. After a review of student status and career goals, an individual plan of study must be outlined, approved by the Director of Records and Registration, and entered into Degree Audit by the Records Office. These courses must be approved prior to registration.

Total (64 SHC)

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , ENG 231 , PHI 215  or PHI 240 . Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.

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