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.


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For questions regarding this course, contact the instructor or COD Online support.

Credit Hours

12 credit hours (10 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)


Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required. Surgical Technology 2501 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. 

Technical Requirements

Students must have regular access to the Internet and a computer. Courses are administered through Blackboard, so students will also need a compatible OS and browser. A list of recommended software can be found here.