Become a Part of a Surgical Team
- Program Overview
CAHE’s Surgical Technology Program is accredited by The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Accreditation is granted after a programmatic review and site visit. Recognition by ABHES qualifies the program’s graduates for eligibility to apply for and take the certification exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to become a Certified Surgical Technologist.
ACCREDITING BUREAU OF
HEALTH EDUCATION SCHOOLS
7777 LEESBURG PIKE, SUITE214 N
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22043
NATIONAL BOARD OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY AND SURGICAL ASSISTING
6 W DRY CREEK CIR #100
LITTLETON, CO 80120
- Mission & Goals
- Course Schedule
Course Number Course Listing Hours CST 1100 Medical Terminology 15 CST 1110 Anatomy and Physiology I 40 CST 1130 Care of the Surgical Patient 20 CST 1140 Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology I 40 CST 1140L Surgical Technology Lab I 50 CST 1150 Biomedicine 30 CST 1180 Introduction to Sterile Processing 14 CST 1210 Anatomy and Physiology II 40 CST 1240 Principles and Practices of Surgical Technology II 40 CST 1240L Surgical Technology Lab II 30 CST 1260 Fundamentals of Operative Procedures I 30 CST 1280 Clinical Internship I 126 CST 1330 Pharmacology and Anesthesia 30 CST 1350L Surgical Technology Lab III 30 CST 1360 Fundamentals of Operative Procedures II 40 CST 1370 Microbiology 30 CST 1380 Clinical Internship II 126 CST 1460 Fundamentals of Operative Procedures III 20 CST 1470 Career Development 15 CST 1480 Clinical Internship III 238 CST 1490 CST Review 100
A student must pass all courses in the program in order to graduate from the program.
A student must pass all courses in a quarter/quarter in order to progress to the next quarter/quarter in the program.
If a student fails one course in a quarter/quarter the following policy is in effect:
Progression Course: they face termination from the program. A progression course is defined as a course that is delineated as a pre-requisite course for a course in the following quarter/quarter. All required pre-requisite courses are listed in the Academic Policy as published in the Catalog Addendum.
Non-Progression Course: the course must be made up as per the Make-Up Policy published in the Institutional Catalog.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography program students are required to sit for the ARDMS Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) exam by the end of their fourth quarter in order to progress to their fifth quarter.
A student who fails up to two didactic courses in a quarter may qualify for a comprehensive exam(s) for each of the failed courses. The results of the comprehensive exam(s) will determine the student’s requirements to meet the objectives of the failed course.
Qualifying for a Comprehensive Exam:
In order to qualify for a comprehensive exam a student’s course average must be a minimum grade of 65.
Results of the Comprehensive Exam
90 to 100 – the student will be considered to have passed the course and will receive the minimum passing grade as their recorded score
80 to 89 – the student will be required to complete an independent course of study that meets the objectives of the course. A learning contract will be signed by the student detailing the objective criteria they are required to complete. Once complete the minimum passing grade will be recorded as their score.
79 or below – Progression Course: the student has failed the course.
Non-Progression Course: the student will need to make-up the course as per the Make-Up Policy as published in the Institutional Catalog.
Letter Grade Numerical Equivalent Quality Points Legend A 90-100 4.0 Excellent B+ 85-89 3.5 Very Good B+ 80-84 3.0 Very Good C+ 75-79 2.5 Satisfactory C+ 70-74 2.0 Satisfactory D 65-69 1.0 Unsatisfactory F 0-64 0 Failure P – – Pass TF – – Transfer Credits INC – 0 Incomplete W – – Official Withdrawal FW – 0 Failure due to Unofficial Withdrawal FT – 0 Failure due to Termination
- Program Outcomes
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