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. (9 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 12 clinical hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology program is required. CSPD 1111, SURGT 1000, and ORPCT 1001, all with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

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. (7 lecture hours, 12 clinical hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology program and SURGT 1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

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. (11 lecture hours, 12 clinical hours)

Prerequisite: SURGT 1102 with grade of C or better, or equivalent.

SURGT 1820
Selected Topics I
1-3 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. (1 to 3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required.

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
1-4 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. (2 to 8 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required.

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. (9 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required.

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. (3 lecture hours, 4 lab hours, 8 clinical hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required.

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. (9 lecture hours, 16 clinical hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required. SURGT 2501 and SURGT 2502, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

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. (4 lecture hours, 12 clinical hours)

Prerequisite: SURGT 2503 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

SURGT 2860
Internship (Career & Technical Ed)
1-4 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. (5 to 20 lab hours)

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)
1-4 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. (5 to 20 lab hours)

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.