Surgical Technician (512)
512-107. Basic Suturing Techniques. (2 Credits)
This course is designed for the continuing education of the surgical technologist to assist the surgeon with wound closure. The student will demonstrate the basic ability to accomplish suturing and knotting techniques. The student will be able to explain and demonstrate knowledge of basic wound closure. This course will also briefly discuss tissue handling, basic surgical assisting techniques and delegation and responsibilities of the surgical assistant. Students registering for this course must be a graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant program or equivalent. This course is designed for students with a minimum of 3 years experience working as a Surgical Technologist, NP, or PA. If the course is not full one week prior to the start date, special consideration may be given to students who don't hold these credentials who have at least 4 years scrub experience as documented by their employer and currently scrubbing in 3-4 times per week.
512-125. Intro to Surgical Technology. (4 Credits)
Develop a solid foundation of knowledge in the occupational environment, including sterilization/disinfection practices and an introduction to surgical instruments. Participate in preoperative patient care concept simulations. Lab practice is included.
512-126. Surgical Tech Fundamentals 1. (4 Credits)
Focus on preparing the patient and operating room for surgery, and learn principles of sterile techniques utilized in the scrub role. Develop a solid foundation of knowledge in the occupational environment, including sterilization/disinfection practices and an introduction to surgical instruments. Participate in preoperative patient care concept simulations.
512-127. Exploring Surgical Issues. (2 Credits)
Explores a variety of issues related to surgical technology. Emphasis is placed is on becoming a professional member of the surgical team.
512-128. Surgical Tech Fundamentals 2. (4 Credits)
Focus on enhancing surgical technology skills while functioning as a sterile team member. Lab and/or clinical practice included.
Prerequisites: (512-126 with a minimum grade of C and 501-101 with a minimum grade of C and 512-125 with a minimum grade of C and 806-179 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 806-197 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 512-129 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 512-127 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)
512-129. Surgical Pharmacology. (2 Credits)
Basic study of drug classifications, care, and handling of drugs and solutions, application of mathematical principles in dosage calculations, terminology related to pharmacology, anesthesia, and drugs used in surgery.
512-130. Surgical Skills Application. (2 Credits)
Transition from the academic to the clinical setting, and integrate surgical technologist skills to various surgical procedures.
Prerequisites: (512-125 with a minimum grade of C and 512-126 with a minimum grade of C and 512-128 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 512-129 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)
512-131. Surgical Interventions 1. (4 Credits)
Develop the foundational knowledge of surgical core and specialty procedures. Examine the pathophysiology, diagnostic interventions, health sciences and surgical techniques for a variety of procedures.
512-132. Surgical Technology Clinical 1. (3 Credits)
Apply basic surgical theories, principles and procedural techniques in the operating room. Begin to function as team members under the guidance of the instructor and authorized clinical personnel.
512-133. Surgical Technology Clinical 2. (3 Credits)
Further experience in a clinical setting allows the student to continue to improve technical skills while accepting more responsibilities during surgical procedures.
512-135. Surgical Technology Clinical 3. (3 Credits)
Gain further experience in a clinical setting and continue to improve technical skills while accepting more responsibilities during surgical procedures.
512-136. Surgical Technology Clinical 4. (3 Credits)
Function independently during this clinical course. Transition to an employee perspective by utilizing advanced skills for an entry-level surgical technologist.
512-142. Surgical Interventions II. (4 Credits)
Expands knowledge of core and specialty surgical procedures by incorporating pathophysiology, diagnostic interventions, health sciences, and surgical techniques.
512-400. ST Workshop and Checkoff. (1.6 Credits)
In this noncredit skills workshop, spend time practicing and testing out on required surgical skills essential to your development in the first year of the Surgical Technology program, and prepare for clinical rotations. You will have access to all the needed supplies and equipment. The lab is staffed by a Surgical Technology faculty member.
512-410. Cesarean Section Training. (2.4 Credits)
Cesarean sections are the most commonly performed surgical interventions in obstetrics. This training will assist nurses with using proper techniques that will help reduce operating time, blood loss and the risk of infection.