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Surgical Technology

A QUICK INTRO

If you naturally like to keep your environment clean and organized - and if you're not squeamish - you'll want to explore this new healthcare option at SCC! This program shows you how to assist in the care of surgical patients by preparing the operating room and serving as a member of the surgical team.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

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Admission Criteria Program Goals

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

PREREQUISITES

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
    Totals 7

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 1

ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
    Totals 9

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
SUR 110 Intro to Surgical Technology 3
SUR 111 Peri-operative Patient Care 7
    Totals 15

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

BIO 175 General Microbiology 3
SUR 122 Surgical Procedures I 6
SUR 123 Surgical Clinical Practice I 7
    Totals 16

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 2

SUR 134 Surgical Procedures II 5
SUR 135 Surgical Clinical Practice II 4
    Totals 9

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
SUR 137 Professional Success Preparation 1
SUR 210 Advanced Surgical Clinical Practice 2
SUR 211 Advanced Theoretical Concepts 2
SUR 212 Surgical Clinical Supplement 4
Choose one of the following:  
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement & Literacy 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 15
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Surgical Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor

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