Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
SUR130Intro to Surgical Technology2Introduces the field of surgical technology. History of the profession, roles and responsibilities will be covered. Hospital administration, standards of conduct, working as a team, ethical issues, safety, laws, scope of practice and the physical environment will be reviewed.Loading...
SUR140Fundamentals of Surgical Tech5This course teaches the skills needed to work as a surgical technologist. It includes instruction on sterilization as well as sterile technique, surgical case management and instrumentation. This course also discusses diagnostic procedures, including specimen care. This course includes a two day operating room job shadowing experience. There is a two hour lab requirement associated with this course.Loading...
SUR150Med Terminology for Surg Tech2This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge needed to communicate clearly with other healthcare team members. Instruction starts with a foundation of word parts, prefixes, suffixes and word roots, and then builds words by combining the parts. The course also covers terms not built from word parts and includes specialized vocabulary for surgical technologists. Exercises are included to help recognize and define new medical terms.Loading...
SUR200Surg Procedures/Techniques I5This course teaches the student about the aspects of common surgical procedures. Minor and major cases in a variety of surgery areas will be discussed, including general, obstetric and gynecological, ophthalmic, otorhinolaryngologic, plastic and reconstructive, urologic and orthopedics. There is a two hour lab requirement associated with this course.Loading...
SUR202Surg Procedures/Techniques II3This class will compare and discuss surgical procedures and emergency cases. Specialty areas include oral and maxillofacial, cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular and neurosurgery. This course will prepare the student to discuss the relevant anatomy and physiology, preoperative preparations, instrumentation and equipment used in the specialty areas of oral and maxillofacial, cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular and neurosurgery. Prerequisite: SUR 200 with a grade of C or betterLoading...
SUR420Pharmacology for the Surg Tech2In this course the student will review basic math skills. The student will learn a framework of pharmacological principles to apply in surgical situations. Commonly used medications by category, with frequent descriptions of actual surgical applications, will be identified. The student will also learn basic anesthesia concepts to function more effectively as a surgical team member.Loading...
SUR805Clinical Practicum I5This course will develop the skills needed to work as a surgical technologist. This includes instruction with a preceptor on preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative surgical case management at the clinical facility. The student will scrub on a variety of surgical cases. Prerequisite: SUR 130 and SUR 140 with a grade of C or better, BIO 733Loading...
SUR810Clinical Practicum II5This course will further enhance the skills needed to work independently as a surgical technologist. This includes instruction with a preceptor on preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative surgical case management at the clinical facility. The student should feel comfortable assisting in the circulating role and independently scrubbing for a variety of surgical cases. Prerequisites: SUR 200 and SUR 805 with a grade of C or betterLoading...