Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
SUR105Central Supply/Sterile Pro.3This course will introduce the field of the central service/sterile processing department within the healthcare system. There will be discussion of the history of the profession. The student will discuss communication skills between departments. The student will examine ethical and moral issues, safety and rules/regulations. The student will review a base knowledge of a basic microbiology, disease transmission, asepsis, decontamination, instrumentation, preparation and packaging for sterilization and sterilization in the central services/sterile processing department. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology Program. Loading...
SUR109Lab Practicum I1This 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. A variety of surgical instrumentation related to surgical specialties will be introduced. The student will experience mock surgical situations with lab instructors. Prerequisite: BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, SUR 105, SUR 130, SUR 150. All completed with a "C", or better prior to enrollment in this course. Loading...
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. Prerequisite: BIO 168, SUR 105, SUR 150. All completed with a "C", or better prior to enrollment in this course. 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. Prerequisite: BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, SUR 105, SUR 130, SUR 150. All completed with a "C", or better prior to enrollment in this course. Loading...
SUR150Med Terminology for Surg Tech2This course will teach the skills needed to communicate effectively in the health care setting including the operating room. The course involves the breakdown and reconstruction of word parts and their definitions. Proper pronunciation of the instructed terminology is required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology Program. 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. Prerequisite: BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, SUR105, SUR, 130, SUR 150, SUR 109, SUR 140. All completed with a "C", or better prior to enrollment in 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...
SUR205Surg Procedures/Techniques I5This 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. This course has a lab component. Prerequisite: BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, SUR 105, SUR 130, SUR 150, SUR 109, SUR 140, SUR 200, SUR 420, SUR 805, SUR 910. All completed with a "C", or better prior to enrollment in this course. Loading...
SUR420Pharmacology for Surg Tech.2In 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. Prerequisite: BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, SUR 015, SUR 130, SUR 150, SUR 109, SUR 140. All completed with a "C", or better prior to enrollment in this course. 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: BIO 168, BIO173, BIO 186, SUR105, SUR130, SUR 150, SUR 109, SUR 140. All completed with a "C", or better prior to enrollment in this course. Loading...
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...
SUR811Clinical Practicum II7This 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. Prerequisite: BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, SUR 105, SUR 130, SUR 150, SUR 109, SUR 140, SUR 200, SUR 420, SUR 805, SUR 910. All completed with a "C", or better prior to enrollment in this course. Loading...
SUR910Certification Review I2This course provides an overall review for the surgical technologist attempting the national certification examination. The course will assist the student in knowledge of all subject areas pertaining to the field of surgical technology. The course will provide the student with strategies and skills related to test-taking. Prerequisite: BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, SUR 105, SUR 130, SUR 150, SUR 109 , SUR 140. All completed with a "C", or better prior to enrollment in this course. Loading...