Academic Catalog

Surgical Technology Classes

Patient Care Theory

Item Number
SURG 126
Credits
5

Covers surgical attire, instrument groups, OR preparation and equipment, case selection, patient transfer, positioning, skin preparation and draping concepts, patient identification, and consent. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 136, SURG 137, SURG 138, and SURG 146.

Pharmacology & Anesthesia

Item Number
SURG 127
Credits
5

Introduces students to basic surgical-related pharmacologic and anesthetic principles, including drug classification, proper medication labeling and handling, aseptic medication preparation, and usage principles of anesthesia administration and monitoring, including complications and intervention. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 136, SURG 137, SURG 138, and SURG 146.

Patient Care Theory II

Item Number
SURG 130
Credits
5

Develops students’ understanding of the surgical patient, the needs of special patient populations and basic biomedical science. Students will complete their HIPAA and AIDS/HIV training. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 126, SURG 127, SURG 141, and SURG 151.

Operating Room Theory I

Item Number
SURG 136
Credits
8

Introduces students’ to the OR environment, aseptic principles and practices, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, preparation of the sterile field, abdominal incisions, OB-GYN, general, ophthalmic, and genitourinary surgeries. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAT 108, ENGL& 101, BIOL& 175, CAH 102, CAH 105, SOC& 101, and COLL 102.

Introduction to Surgery

Item Number
SURG 137
Credits
5

Orients students to the field of surgical technology, including history, working conditions, personal characteristics, professionalism, health care facilities, standards of conduct, the physical environment, and safety standards. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAT 108, ENGL& 101, BIOL& 175, CAH 102, CAH 105, SOC& 101, and COLL 102.

Introduction to Asepsis & Instrumentation

Item Number
SURG 138
Credits
5

Orients students to the principles of asepsis and sterile technique; surgical case management; instrumentation; supplies; and wound healing related to sutures, needles, and stapling devices. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAT 108, ENGL& 101, BIOL& 175, CAH 102, CAH 105, SOC& 101, and COLL 102.

Operating Room Theory II

Item Number
SURG 141
Credits
8

Classroom and lab presentations of surgical specialties to include otorhinolaryngologic, orthopedic, oral/maxillofacial, and plastic/reconstructive procedures, and surgical anatomy. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 136, SURG 137, SURG 138, and SURG 146.

Surgical Lab I

Item Number
SURG 146
Credits
5

Introduces students to the OR environment, aseptic principles and practices, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and preparation of the sterile field. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAT 108, ENGL& 101, BIOL& 175, CAH 102, CAH 105, SOC& 101, and COLL 102.

Surgical Lab II

Item Number
SURG 151
Credits
5

Lab presentations and practice of surgical procedures to include otorhinolaryngologic, oral/maxillofacial, and plastic/reconstructive procedures. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 136, SURG 137, SURG 138, and SURG 146.

Operating Room Theory III

Item Number
SURG 206
Credits
8

Classroom and lab presentations of surgical procedures. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 126, SURG 127, SURG 141, and SURG 151.

Microbiology

Item Number
SURG 207
Credits
5

Students will discuss the historical background of microbiology and be able to identify basic equipment used to identify microorganisms. We will go into many aspects of microbiology, including the description of structure and characteristics of different microorganisms, conditions that affect the life and the death of microorganisms, the relationships between humans and pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria, and factors that enable pathogens to invade a host and cause a disease. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 126, SURG 127, SURG 141, and SURG 151.

Surgical Lab III

Item Number
SURG 211
Credits
5

Lab presentations and practice of surgical procedures to include cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular, laparoscopic, emergent, and neurosurgical procedures. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 126, SURG 127, SURG 141, and SURG 151.

Clinical Applications I

Item Number
SURG 215
Credits
5

Provides the framework for students to receive experience in the operating room. Through one-on-one training in a perioperative setting, students will develop the professional attitude, behavior, and skills to reinforce their role as a member of the perioperative team. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 130, SURG 206, SURG 207, and SURG 211.

Clinical Applications II

Item Number
SURG 220
Credits
5

See Clinical Applications. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 130, SURG 206, SURG 207, and SURG 211.

Clinical Applications III

Item Number
SURG 225
Credits
5

See Clinical Applications. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 215, SURG 220, and SURG 235.

Clinical Applications IV

Item Number
SURG 230
Credits
5

See Clinical Applications. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 215, SURG 220, and SURG 235.

Seminar I

Item Number
SURG 235
Credits
3

Classroom presentations on health and wellness and death and dying. Classroom preparation for the NBSTSA Certification Exam. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 130, SURG 206, SURG 207, and SURG 211.

Seminar II

Item Number
SURG 240CAP
Credits
3

Classroom presentations of employability skills, preoperative routines, and transportation. Classroom preparation for the NBSTSA Certification Exam. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 215, SURG 220, and SURG 235.

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