Hours/semester: 96-108 lecture hours/48-54 lab hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology program.
Review of human anatomy for surgical procedures and common disease states requiring surgical intervention. The course also covers microbiology and operating room medications pertinent to the surgical technologist.
Total of 88-99 lecture/264-297 lab/24-27 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: SURG 440 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. Recommended: MATH 110 or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
The second course of the Surgical Technology Program, this course provides the student with a theoretical and practical understanding of the technology and practices used in caring for a patient undergoing a surgical procedure. In labs, students obtain basic skills that prepare them for their clinical training in the following semester. Additional material covers the structure and function of a healthcare facility and specifically the Operating Room.
Hours/semester: 96-108 lecture. Prerequisites: Completion of SURG 440 and SURG 441 with grades of C or better.
Covers the most common procedures and equipment utilized by the surgical technologist during specialty surgery. These surgeries include neurological, cardiac and pediatric procedures. Prepares the student for the national certification examination.
SURG 443 CLINICAL PRACTICE FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (8)
Total of 512 clinical practice hours/semester. Prerequisites: SURG 440 and SURG 441 with grades of C or better, and a current healthcare provider CPR card.
Hands-on experience in the surgical suite caring for patients under the supervision of a surgical technologist. The student will also gain experience in patient and staff interaction and communication. Prepares the student for the national certification examination.
SURG 445 INTRODUCTION TO CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY (6.5)
Minimum of 64 lecture hours and 120 lab hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
The first of three courses providing an introduction to concepts and practical applications of central service processing, distribution and instrumentation. This includes basics of human anatomy, infection control, aseptic technique, sterile processing decontamination and disinfection.
SURG 446 CLINICAL PRACTICE FOR CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY (3)
Total of 192 hours by arrangement in a clinical setting/semester. Prerequisite: SURG 448.
The third of three courses in Central Service Technology. Provides the student with supervised experience in sterile processing, supply distribution and inventory control.
Hours/semester: 96-108 lab. Prerequisite: SURG 445.
The second of three courses provides the student with hands-on experience in the processing of surgical instruments and medical supplies for disinfection and/or sterilization in a simulated lab and prepares them for the program's clinical phase. The student will practice decontamination, disinfection, inspection, packaging, and sterilization of selected items.
(Pass/No Pass.) Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100, or equivalent
Student practices the clinical skills required to demonstrate competency in the operating room. Skills include, but are not limited to, aseptic practices such as scrubbing, gowning and gloving, setting up the instrument table, positioning the patient, and passing instruments supplies and medications to the surgeon. Prepares the student for clinical internship.
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 8-9, 16-18, 24-27 or 32-36 lecture.
Designed to develop specific skills that are utilized in the practice of surgical and central service technology. Topics will rotate and will focus on new areas of practice or specialized skills.
Minimum of 192 lab hours/semester.
Provides the student with hands-on experience in the processing of surgical instruments and medical supplies for disinfection and/or sterilization in a simulated lab. The student will practice decontamination, disinfection, inspection, packaging, and sterilization of selected items. Prepares the student for the clinical phase of the program and meets requirements for national and international certifications.
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade .)
Hours/semester: 24-27 lab. Prerequisite: SURG 442 and SURG 443, or equivalent.
Preparation and review for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)