Courses Offered


SURG 440 BASIC SCIENCES FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (6)
Minimum of 96 lecture hours and 48 lab hours by arrangement/semester. 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.


SURG 441 SURGICAL PATIENT CARE CONCEPTS (10)

Total of 90 lecture hours and 255 lab hours plus 48 hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology program and completion of SURG 440. Recommended: Completion of 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 the 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. Prepares the student for in-hospital training in the second semester.


SURG 442 SURGICAL SPECIALTIES (6)
Minimum of 96 lecture hours/semester. 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)
(Pass/No Pass.)

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)
(Pass/No Pass.)

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.

SURG 448 CLINICAL LAB PRACTICUM FOR CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY (2)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Minimum of 96 lab hours/semester. 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.


SURG 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY AND CENTRAL SERVICE/STERILE PROCESSING (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8, 16, 24 or 32 lecture hours/semester.
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.

SURG 880SA CLINICAL LAB PRACTICUM FOR CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY (4)

(Pass/No Pass.)

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.

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