Surgical Technology

  • Surgical Technology 1101 
    Surgical Technology Concepts I

    15  credit hours

    Exploration of perioperative fundamentals including: surgical sciences, patient care concepts, surgical technology responsibilities, and surgical intervention including application and practice. The concepts of surgical terminology and pharmacology/anesthesia will also be included. Anatomy and Physiology along with Medical Terminology are strongly recommended. Prerequisites: Admission to the Surgical Technology program is required (11 lecture hours, 9 lab hours)

  • Surgical Technology 1102 
    Surgical Technology Concepts II

    8  credit hours

    Continuation of Surgical Technology Concepts I with emphasis on acquiring proficiency in the clinical setting. The student will continue to gain expanded knowledge of areas of the perioperative environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology program and Surgical Technology 1101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent (7 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • Surgical Technology 1103 
    Surgical Technology Concepts III

    14  credit hours

    Continuation of Surgical Technology Concepts II with emphasis on acquiring continued proficiency in the clinical setting. This course includes advanced theory into surgical technology and surgical practices. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology program and Surgical Technology 1102 with a grade of C or better (13 lecture hours, 1 lab hour)

  • Surgical Technology 1111 
    Central Processing Distribution Technicn

    4  credit hours

    This is a one semester certificate program that provides the student with the basic fundamentals of central processing, supplies, services, and distribution of hospital instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. This course will provide the student with didactic instruction and clinical practice in aseptic techniques, patient care concepts, and theories and practices of central services departments. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) National Certifying Examination. Prerequisite: Students must complete a background check, provide proof of health insurance, and complete mandatory health requirements including a chart review from designated health evaluator or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • Surgical Technology 1820 
    Selected Topics I

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected surgical technology topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • Surgical Technology 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline, and methods of evaluation in coordination with, and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (2 to 8 lab hours)

  • Surgical Technology 2000 
    Introduction to the Perioperative Arena

    4  credit hours

    Exploration of perioperative nursing fundamentals including concepts basic to perioperative nursing, patient safety and risk management, infection prevention and control in the perioperative arena, anesthesia, positioning the surgical patient, wound management, and surgical interventions. Concurrent Enrollment in Surgical Technology 2001 and consent of instructor is required. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Surgical Technology 2001 
    Perioperative Internship I

    2  credit hours

    Practical experience in the perioperative arena. The concepts of perioperative nursing will be applied towards a practical experience in an operating room. Prerequisite: Concurrent Enrollment in Surgical Technology 2001 and consent of instructor is required. (8 lab hours)

  • Surgical Technology 2002 
    Perioperative Internship II

    2  credit hours

    Advanced practical experience in the perioperative arena. The concepts of preoperative nursing will be explored in-depth in conjunction with an advanced practical experience in an operating room. Prerequisite: Surgical Technology 2000 and Surgical Technology 2001 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (8 lab hours)

  • Surgical Technology 2501 
    Surgical Assisting Principles I

    18  credit hours

    Exploration of surgical assisting fundamentals including bioscience, microbiology, wound care, surgical complications, surgical assisting responsibilities, and surgical intervention, application, and practice. Concepts of laparoscopic, general, hernia repair, thoracic, plastic, and gynecological surgeries will also be included. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required. (18 lecture hours)

  • Surgical Technology 2502 
    Surgical Assisting Principles II

    12  credit hours

    Exploration of surgical assisting fundamentals including bioscience, microbiology, wound care, surgical complications, surgical assisting responsibilities, and surgical intervention, application, and practice. Concepts of laparoscopic, general, hernia repair, thoracic, plastic, and gynecological surgeries will also be included. Prerequisite: Surgical Technology 2502 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (12 lecture hours)

  • Surgical Technology 2503 
    Surgical Assisting Research & Laboratory

    4  credit hours

    Advanced exploration of surgical procedures through research. Concepts of surgical procedures including incision, step-by-step elements of the surgical procedures, wound closure, dressings, and drains that require a surgical assistant. Principles, techniques, didactics, and laboratory practicum of basic and advanced suturing, knot tying, and wound closure for a variety of injuries, surgeries, and incisions. Prerequisite: Surgical Technology 2502 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (12 lecture hours)

  • Surgical Technology 2504 
    Surgical Assisting Clinical Internship

    8  credit hours

    This clinical internship is a culmination of course work in the Surgical Assisting Program. Emphasis on acquiring proficiency in the clinical setting. Will provide students with the mandatory hours and surgical procedures necessary to take the national certification examination. This course may be taken two times for credit. Prerequisite: Surgical Technology 2503 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (16 lab hours)

  • Surgical Technology 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Surgical Technology 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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