Academic Catalog

Surgical Technology Classes

Introduction to Surgical Lab

Item Number
SURG 110
Credits
3

Covers proper attire, hand hygiene, patient vitals, urinary catheterization, room set up, handling of sterile supplies, gowning and gloving, and introduction to surgical instrumentation.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENGL& 101, CAH 102, BIOL& 241, COLL 102.

Introduction to Surgical Environment

Item Number
SURG 115
Credits
2

Explores the basics of surgical instrumentation, use of energy sources and guidelines to safe practices surrounding them, introduction to specimen handling, principals of aseptic technique, processes related to maintaining asepsis and hazards of the surgical environment.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENGL& 101, CAH 102, BIOL& 241, COLL 102.

Care of the Surgical Patient I

Item Number
SURG 120
Credits
2

Covers patient vitals and diagnostics; methods of patient identification, transfer, transport and positioning of surgical patients; theories of skin prep and draping; case planning and intraoperative routines.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENGL& 101, CAH 102, BIOL& 241, COLL 102.

Pharmacology & Anesthesia

Item Number
SURG 128
Credits
3

Introduces the student to basic surgically 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 interventions.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 150, SURG 152, SURG 148, SURG 145, MAT 108 or Higher (MAT&)

Surgical Lab I

Item Number
SURG 145
Credits
5

Explores the operative environment, aseptic principles and practices, methodologies of opening sterile packages, preparation of the sterile field, positioning and prepping, scrub role, assistant circulator role, instruments, supplies, equipment, patient positions, incisions, draping, procedural steps and care of specimens, surgical counts, instrument handling, medication handling, suture handling, loading and unloading of blades, backtable and mayo setups, room disinfection, turnover and termination.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG110(Intro to Surg Lab), SURG 115(Intro to the Surg Enviro). SURG120(Care of the Surg Pt I), BIOL& 242, CAH 105.

Operating Room Theory I

Item Number
SURG 148
Credits
5

Explores the OR environment, instrumentation, equipment, supplies, patient positions, specimen care, postoperative considerations, abdominal incisions, surgical anatomy and procedures in general, laparoscopic, ob-gyn, ophthalmic, and genitourinary surgeries.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 110, SURG 115, SURG 120, BIOL& 242, CAH 105.

Surgical Environment

Item Number
SURG 150
Credits
2

Explore the history of surgical technology, career opportunities, communication skills, and the effects of teamwork, law, ethics, documentation, and the health care facility environment.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 110, SURG 115, SURG 120, BIOL& 242, CAH 105.

Care of the Surgical Patient II

Item Number
SURG 152
Credits
2

Covers the physical, and biophysicalogical needs of the patient and religious and cultural influences. Methods of handling death and dying, and the ethical issues surrounding death and dying. Explores the processes related to management and care of the surgical wound, including hemostasis, sutures, dressings, drains and application of various types of dressings.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 110, SURG 115, SURG 120, BIOL& 242, CAH 105.

Surgical Lab II

Item Number
SURG 153
Credits
5

Covers intermediate level skills for the OR environment, aseptic principles and practices, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, preparation of the sterile field, disinfection and sterilization, scrub role, assistant circulator role, instrumentation, supplies, equipment, patient positions, draping, incisions, procedural steps, and care of specimens as appropriate for the second quarter.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG150 (Operating Room Setting), SURG152(Care of the Surgical Patient II), SURG148(Operating Room Theory I), SURG 145, MAT 108 or Higher (MAT&___ needed for AAST).

Operating Room Theory II

Item Number
SURG 154
Credits
5

Continued exploration of surgical specialties to include otorhinolaryngologic, oral/maxillofacial, plastic/reconstructive, and orthopedic procedures along with surgical anatomy, instrumentation, equipment, supplies, patient positions, specimen care and postoperative considerations.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 150, SURG 152, SURG 148, SURG 145, MAT 108 or Higher (MAT&).

Care of the Surgical Patient III

Item Number
SURG 160
Credits
2

Explores disaster readiness, sterility, disinfection, steps for reprocessing instruments, decontamination of surgical environment, and the use of technology within the surgical environment.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 150, SURG 152, SURG 148, SURG 145, MAT 108 or Higher (MAT&).

Operating Room Theory III

Item Number
SURG 201
Credits
5

Assesses the anatomy, physiology, and path physiology of the surgical specialties. Classroom activities will analyze procedures and anatomy related to pediatric, thoracic/pulmonary, cardiac, peripheral vascular neurosurgical and trauma procedures.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG154, SURG 160, SURG 128, SURG 153, SOC 101.

Clinical Preparation

Item Number
SURG 205
Credits
2

Students will earn HIPPA and Blood Borne Pathogens certificates, and complete all paperwork related to attending clinical rotation.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 154, SURG 160,SURG 128, SURG 153, SOC 101.

Surgical Technology

Item Number
SURG 208
Credits
3

Explores the relationship of microbiology and surgical practice, types and identification process of various microbes, cell structure of microbes, and disease process of microbes.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG154, SURG 160,SURG 128, SURG 153, SOC 101.

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 212, SURG 201, SURG 205 and SURG 208.

Clinical Applications II

Item Number
SURG 220
Credits
5

See Clinical Applications.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 212, SURG 201, SURG 205 and SURG 208.

Clinical Applications III

Item Number
SURG 225
Credits
5

See Clinical Applications.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 215, SURG 220 SURG 235 and SURG 237.

Clinical Applications IV

Item Number
SURG 230
Credits
5

See Clinical Applications.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 215, SURG 220 SURG 235 and SURG 237.

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 212, SURG 201, SURG 205 and SURG 208.

Certification and Test Preparation I

Item Number
SURG 237
Credits
2

Prepares students to take the NBSTSA National Certification Test.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 212, SURG 201, SURG 205 and SURG 208.

Seminar II

Item Number
SURG 240 (CAP)
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 SURG 235 and SURG 237.

Certification Test Preparation II

Item Number
SURG 242
Credits
2

Prepares students to take the NBSTSA National Certification Test. Students will participate in the National Certification Test.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SURG 201, SURG 215, SURG 220 SURG 237.

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