Surgical Technology Courses

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SURG 101|Introduction to Surgical Technology

4 Credits

Formerly SRGT 101

This course explores fundamental concepts related to perioperative practice and provides a comprehensive introduction into the field of surgical technology. Areas of emphasis include: historical foundations of surgical sciences, role definition and scope of practice, teamwork, operating equipment and instrumentation, aseptic principles, and perioperative case management.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: completion of major support courses for Surgical Technology and acceptance into the Surgical Technology program.

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SURG 102|Perioperative Science

3 Credits

Formerly SRGT 110

This course surveys perioperative sciences specific to the practice of surgical technology. Topics include operation room equipment and furniture, physical and environmental hazards, basic computer skills, electrical concepts and safety, surgical robotics, operative lasers, decontamination and sterilization fundamentals, infection control practices, the disease process, and postoperative wound healing.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: completion of major support courses for Surgical Technology and acceptance into the Surgical Technology program.

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SURG 103|Perioperative Patient Care

2 Credits

Formerly SRGT 160

This course explores the duties and responsibilities of the surgical technologist in the assistant circulator role. Additionally, students are introduced to legal and ethical concepts governing perioperative practices related to surgical technology. Topics include: legal concepts and risk management, professional and medical ethics, HIPAA, patient records, medication handling, open gloving, urinary catheterization, patient positioning, preoperative skin preparation, and emergency management.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: completion of major support courses for Surgical Technology and acceptance into the Surgical Technology program.

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SURG 106|Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

5 Credits

Formerly SRGT 104

This class provides a basic knowledge of the language of pharmacology including: reading, interpreting, and documenting medication orders; systems of measurement and conversions; measuring medications for administration; calculating dosages and solutions; routes of administration for the surgical patient; anesthesia agents and principles of anesthesia administration; and medications used in emergency situations in the operating room.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 101, 111, 102, 112, 103, and 113 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 107|Surgical Procedures I

8 Credits

Formerly SRGT 150

This course introduces students to surgery and primary surgical procedures within basic specialties including diagnostic procedures, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, genitourinary surgery, and orthopedics.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 101, 111, 102, 112, 103, and 113 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 111|Introduction to Surgical Technology Lab

3 Credits

Formerly SRGT 1011

Skills laboratory designed to accompany SURG 101. This course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate practical skills designed to facilitate operative procedures in the scrub role and ensure high-quality patient care. Practical skills include: identifying surgical equipment and instrumentation, assembling and preparing surgical supplies, establishing and maintaining the sterile field, surgical hand hygiene, gowning and gloving, intraoperative case management, operative counts, and dressing application.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: completion of major support courses for Surgical Technology and acceptance into the Surgical Technology program.

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SURG 112|Perioperative Science Lab

2 Credits

Formerly SRGT 1101

Skills laboratory designed to accompany SURG 102. This course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate practical skills designed to facilitate operative procedures in the scrub role and ensure high-quality patient care. Practical skills include: donning operation room attire and PPE, patient transport, basic computer skills, electrosurgical unit safety, surgical instrument reprocessing, assisting with wound closure techniques, and surgical specimen handling.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: completion of major support courses for Surgical Technology and acceptance into the Surgical Technology program.

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SURG 113|Perioperative Patient Care Lab

1 Credit

Formerly SRGT 1601

Skills laboratory designed to accompany SURG 103. This course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate practical skills designed to facilitate operative procedures in the assistant circulator role and ensure high-quality patient care. Practical skills include: reviewing documentation, medication handling, open gloving, urinary catheterization, patient positioning, preoperative skin preparation, and emergency management.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: completion of major support courses for Surgical Technology and acceptance into the Surgical Technology program.

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SURG 117|Surgical Procedures I Lab

3 Credits

Formerly SRGT 1501

This course provides students with an opportunity to perform comprehensive practical skills designed to facilitate operative procedures and ensure high-quality patient care in the clinical setting.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 101, 111, 102, 112, 103, and 113 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 202|Central Service

1 Credit

Formerly SRGT 120

This course explores the field of sterile processing and materiel management in the healthcare setting and provides students with the foundational knowledge required to perform the essential job functions of central service personnel.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 106, 107, and 117 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 207|Surgical Procedures II

8 Credits

Formerly SRGT 250

A progression from SURG 107. This course introduces students to surgery and primary surgical procedures within basic specialties including ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, and neurosurgery.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 106, 107, and 117 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 208|Surgical Seminar

3 Credits

Formerly SRGT 240

This course is to be taken concurrently with the SURG 224. The seminar provides current information regarding workplace issues, technologies, and advancements in healthcare pertinent to the practicum experience. Students engage in discussions based on their experiential learning opportunities within the practicum to assist in preparation for the national certifying examination for surgical technologists.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 202, 222, 223, and 207 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 209|Ethics & Professionalism

2 Credits

Formerly SRGT 103

This class provides an understanding of ethical and legal concepts related to the practice of surgical technology, including: ethical dilemmas, organizational and professional issues, ethics committees, legal concepts, the law as related to the decision-making process in the healthcare setting, and conflict resolution.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 202, 222, 223, and 207 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 222|Central Service Clinical

1 Credit

Formerly SRGT 1201

Clinical rotations are designed to reinforce concepts learned in SURG 202. This course explores the field of sterile processing and materiel management in the healthcare setting and provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills required to perform the essential job functions of central service personnel.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 106, 107, and 117 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 223|Operating Room Practicum I

8 Credits

Formerly SRGT 1411

This course provides progressive exposure to and experience with diverse surgical procedures performed in multiple specialties within the clinical setting. Students prepare for and perform assigned surgical procedures under the supervision of facility personnel, clinical preceptors, and clinical college faculty in accordance with patient safety standards and industry best practices.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 106, 107, and 117 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 224|Operating Room Practicum II

10 Credits

Formerly SRGT 2411

A progression from SURG 223. This course provides progressive exposure to and experience with diverse surgical procedures performed in multiple specialties within the clinical setting. Students prepare for and perform assigned surgical procedures under the supervision of facility personnel, clinical preceptors, and clinical college faculty in accordance with patient safety standards and industry best practices. Clinical experience focuses on advanced skills intended to assist in the transition from classroom to employment.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Surgical Technology program and successful completion of SURG 202, 222, 223, and 207 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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SURG 293|Independent Study

1–5 Credits

Formerly SRGT 293

A class used to explore new coursework or for a specific topic of special interest.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: completion of major support courses for Surgical Technology and acceptance into the Surgical Technology program.

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