Surgical Technology (SURGT)

  • SURGT 1000 
    Ethical Considerations in the Health Care Industry

    3  credit hours

    Students will be introduced to various ethical issues and challenges experienced in the health care industry. Concepts such as medical ethics, access and delivery of medical services, patient rights, knowledge information with record keeping practices, information sharing and communication concepts will be explored. Professional practices and employable skills will also be addressed. (3 lecture hours)

  • SURGT 1101 
    Surgical Technology Concepts I

    12  credit hours

    Students will be introduced to perioperative fundamentals such as surgical sciences, patient care concepts, surgical technology responsibilities, and application of practice. The concepts of surgical terminology, pharmacology, and anesthesia will also be included. Prerequisites: Admission to the Surgical Technology program is required. Central Sterile Processing Distribution 1111 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Surgical Technology 1000 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, and Operating Room Patient Care Technician 1001 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (9 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 12 clinical hours)

  • SURGT 1102 
    Surgical Technology Concepts II

    8  credit hours

    Continuation of Surgical Technology Concepts I with emphasis on acquiring proficiency in the clinical setting. The student will continue to gain expanded knowledge of areas of the perioperative environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology program and Surgical Technology 1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (7 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • SURGT 1103 
    Surgical Technology Concepts III

    12  credit hours

    Concepts of Surgical Technology Concepts II will be continued with emphasis on acquiring proficiencies in the clinical setting. Students will be introduced to advanced theory in surgical technology and surgical practices. Prerequisite: Surgical Technology 1102 with grade of C or better, or equivalent. (11 lecture hours, 12 clinical hours)

  • SURGT 1820 
    Selected Topics I

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected surgical technology topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • SURGT 1821 
    Selected Topics II

    2  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. (4 lab hours)

  • SURGT 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline, and methods of evaluation in coordination with, and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. (2 to 8 lab hours)

  • SURGT 2501 
    Surgical Assisting Principles I

    9  credit hours

    Students will explore surgical assisting fundamentals. Topics include surgical assisting role and responsibilities, perioperative microbiology, pharmacology, electrolytes, fluid, and shock, anesthesia principles, surgical site infections, hematological principles, and all-hazards preparation. Concepts of general and obstetric and gynecologic surgeries will also be included. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required. (9 lecture hours)

  • SURGT 2502 
    Surgical Laboratory Practicum

    6  credit hours

    Students will be introduced to concepts of surgical procedures including incision, step-by-step elements of the surgical procedures, wound closure, dressings, and drains that require a surgical assistant. Topics include principles, techniques, didactics, and laboratory practicum of basic and advanced suturing, knot tying, and wound closure for a variety of injuries, surgeries, and incisions. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required. (3 lecture hours, 4 lab hours, 8 clinical hours)

  • SURGT 2503 
    Surgical Assisting Principles II

    13  credit hours

    Students will explore the perioperative management of genitourinary, ophthalmic, otorhinolaryngology, orthopedic, plastics, neuro, cardiothoracic, and peripheral vascular surgeries. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required. Surgical Technology 2501 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Surgical Technology 2502 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (9 lecture hours, 16 clinical hours)

  • SURGT 2504 
    Surgical Assisting Principles III

    7  credit hours

    Students will participate in a clinical internship as a culmination of course work in the Surgical Assisting Program. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring proficiencies in the clinical setting. Students will participate in mock national exams and scenarios, which will prepare them to take the national certification examination. Prerequisite: Surgical Technology 2503 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (4 lecture hours, 12 clinical hours)

  • SURGT 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • SURGT 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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