Surgical Technology (SURG)

SURG 100 Introduction and Basic Sciences
(3 Credits, Summer)

The study of the perioperative healthcare team and their language; the evolution and basic principles of asepsis; ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities; and the physical characteristics of the operating room suite. COREQ: SURG 103. (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

SURG 101 Operating Room Techniques
(5 Credits, Fall)

The study and successful demonstration of the safety, economy, equipment and supplies in the operating room environment, and the basic fundamental duties of the surgical technologist in the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative phases. PREREQ: SURG 100 and SURG 103. COREQ: SURG 102, SURG 110, SURG 111, and SURG 150. (4 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 5 credits)

SURG 102 Sterilization and Disinfection
(1 Credit, Fall)

Introduction to microorganisms with emphasis on sterilization and disinfection methods. PREREQ: SURG 100 and SURG 103. COREQ: SURG 101, SURG 110, SURG 111, and SURG 150. (0 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 1 credits)

SURG 103 Surgical Technological Sciences
(3 Credits, Summer)

Biomedical sciences as they relate to the operating room including physics, electricity, robotics, and computer skills. COREQ: SURG 100. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 3 credits)

SURG 110 Preparation of the Surgical Patient
(3 Credits, Fall)

The study and practice designed to enable the student to become skilled, and to demonstrate, the duties of assisting with the preparation, transportation, positioning, pharmacology, and anesthesia of the surgical patient. PREREQ: SURG 100 and SURG 103. COREQ: SURG 101, SURG 102, SURG 111, and SURG 150. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 3 credits)

SURG 111 Surgical Procedures
(6 Credits, Fall)

Brief history, relevant anatomy, pathophysiology, and procedure specific considerations for a variety of general surgeries including, but not limited to, the following: orthopedic surgery; obstetric and gynecological surgery; genitourinary surgery; plastic surgery; ophthalmic surgery; ear, nose, throat, and oral maxillofacial surgery; neurosurgery; cardiothoracic surgery; and peripheral vascular surgery. PREREQ: SURG 100 and SURG 103. COREQ: SURG 101, SURG 102, SURG 110, and SURG 150. (6 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 6 credits)

SURG 116 Perioperative Care of Surgical Patients
(1 Credit, Spring)

The study of patient care in recovery room, outpatient surgery, and emergency room procedures. PREREQ: SURG 100, SURG 101, SURG 102, SURG 103, SURG 110, SURG 111, and SURG 150. COREQ: SURG 132 and SURG 290. (1 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 1 credits)

SURG 132 Surgery Clinical Practice
(8 Credits, Spring)

Clinical experience in surgery, scrubbing, and orientation to circulating. PREREQ: SURG 100, SURG 101, SURG 102, SURG 103, SURG 110, SURG 111, and SURG 150. COREQ: SURG 116 and SURG 290. (0 lecture hours, 24 lab hours, 8 credits)

SURG 150 Job-Seeking Skills
(1 Credit, Fall)

The study and application of principles for the workplace including customer relations, employee rights, interpersonal relations, and resume writing. PREREQ: SURG 100 and SURG 103. COREQ: SURG 101, SURG 102, SURG 110, and SURG 111. (1 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 1 credits)

SURG 290 Surgical Technology Capstone
(7 Credits, Spring)

This course serves as a capstone experience for the Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science program. Advances in surgical procedures and techniques will be emphasized, as well as medical advances that challenge the student to employ moral and ethical reasoning to emerging issues in healthcare. PREREQ: SURG 100, SURG 101, SURG 102, SURG 103, SURG 110, SURG 111, SURG 150, and PERM/INST. COREQ: SURG 116 and SURG 132. (7 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 7 credits)

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