Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
66 Hours

Major

51 Hours
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HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

HSC 1210
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1211

HSC 1211
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1

Accompanies the lecture course and if required, is to be taken concurrently. Students will perform minimal dissections and explorations of main anatomical structures using models and virtual explorations to reinforce the material presented in the lecture. This course focuses on the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relation to the body as a whole. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1210

HSC 1220
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
3

Focuses on the physiology of the body system on a cellular level and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1210, HSC 1211

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1221

HSC 1221
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
1

Accompanies the lecture course and if required, is to be taken concurrently. Students will perform dissections to reinforce the material presented in the lecture. This course focuses on the physiology of the body systems on a cellular level and their relationship to the body as a whole. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1210

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1220

HSC 2410
Microbiology
3

Explores basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms including the basic composition, metabolism, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology of microorganisms. The human diseases caused by these microorganisms in addition to their treatments will be presented. A laboratory may be taken concurrently with the lecture course; students will perform several experiments to reinforce the material presented in lecture. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 2411

HSC 2411
Microbiology Lab
1

Prepares students to perform several experiments to reinforce the material presented in lecture. This course will explore basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms including the basic composition, metabolism, genetics, immunology, epidemiology, physical and chemical control of microorganisms and identification of microorganisms. Laboratory is to be taken concurrently with the lecture course, Microbiology. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 2410

SUR 2010
Surgical Fundamentals
2

Defines and describes the role of: the surgical technologist, surgical attire, OR environment equipment, job description, furniture of the operating room, role of team members, healthcare organizations, safety, and exposure risks. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lecture course that meets for 30 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1210

SUR 2110
Surgical Asepsis I
4

Emphasizes the application of knowledge by demonstrating the principles of asepsis and sterile technique. Students will begin to identify and interpret sources of contamination. Students will identify the basic laparotomy instrumentation. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lecture course that meets for 60 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2010

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2210

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Surgical Technology program.

SUR 2120
Surgical Asepsis II
2

Explores: hemostasis, catheters, drains, dressings, concepts of surgical wounds, suture material, the wound healing process, tissue replacement options and how to handle surgical specimen. Students will discover and discuss technological sciences, which include information about technology, robotics, and electrical concepts. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lecture course that meets for 30 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2010, SUR 2110, SUR 2210

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2220, SUR 2310, SUR 2350, SUR 2410

SUR 2210
Surgical Technology Lab I
2

Allows students the opportunities to apply knowledge of the principles of asepsis to lab skills. Students will learn the sterilization process and recognize breaks in both sterilization and sterile technique. Students will also begin to recognize and classify instrumentation including basic laparotomy and plastic sets. This course contains a pass/fail element that is required to move forward in the surgical technology program. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lab course that meets for 60 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2010

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Surgical Technology program.

SUR 2220
Surgical Technology Lab II
4

Focuses on students demonstrating the principals of sterile techniques learned in SUR 2210 and building upon those skills. Students will organize surgical instrumentation, supplies, and sharps on the back table and mayo stand, with additional associated tasks. Students will perform mock surgical procedures in the roles of the ST; Scrub role, Assistant Role, and Circulator Role. This course contains a pass/fail element that is required to move forward in the surgical technology program. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lab course that meets for 120 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2010, SUR 2110, SUR 2210

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2120, SUR 2310, SUR 2350, SUR 2410

SUR 2310
Surgical Patient
2

Explores and investigate legal ramifications, ethics, documentation, risk management, informed consent, charting and special populations. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lecture course that meets for 30 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2010, SUR 2110, SUR 2210

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2120, SUR 2220, SUR 2350, SUR 2410

SUR 2350
Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia
2

Analyze and compare anesthesia administration/ techniques and demonstrate the components of surgical patient preparation. Students will apply medication classifications, actions, indication as well as calculate, prepare and manage medications and solutions in the sterile field. Students will also explain anesthesia complications and interventions based on patient scenarios. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lecture course that meets for 30 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2010, SUR 2110, SUR 2210

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2120, SUR 2220, SUR 2310, SUR 2410

SUR 2410
Surgical Procedures I
4

Assesses the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic indications while exploring surgical procedures in the following specialties; General, OB/GYN, GU, ENT, Plastics, and Orthopedics. Students will learn to plan for intraoperative procedures and analyze patient considerations. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lecture course that meets for 60 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2010, SUR 2110, SUR 2210

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2120, SUR 2220, SUR 2310, SUR 2350

SUR 2420
Surgical Procedures II
2

Assesses the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic indications while exploring surgical procedures in the following specialties; Maxillofacial, PV, Cardio, Thoracic, Ophthalmology, and Neuro. Students will learn to plan for intraoperative procedures and analyze patient considerations. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lecture course that meets for 30 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2120, SUR 2220, SUR 2310, SUR 2350, SUR 2410

Corequisite(s):
SUR 2420

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2510, SUR 2590

SUR 2510
Clinical I
5

Participates in a clinical internship to gain hands-on patient experience in the first scrub role as in accordance with professional accreditation requirements. Students will also be accountable for the verification and documentation associated with adequate procedural recording and hospital compliance. A minimum of 256 clinical hours are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2120, SUR 2220, SUR 2310, SUR 2350, SUR 2410

Corequisite(s):
SUR 2420

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2590

SUR 2520
Clinical II
5

Participates in a clinical internship to gain hands-on patient experience in the first scrub role as in accordance with professional accreditation requirements. Students will also be accountable for the verification and documentation associated with adequate procedural recording and hospital compliance. A minimum of 256 clinical hours are required. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2120, SUR 2220, SUR 2310, SUR 2350, SUR 2410, SUR 2510

Corequisite(s):
SUR 2420

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2590

SUR 2590
Professional Preparation
3

Evaluates all knowledge gained throughout the program to prepare and sit for the national certification exam. Upon completion of all required courses and material students should be able to have the skills and professional practices necessary to seek an entry level position as a certified surgical technologist. Must complete with a B- or better. This is a lecture course that meets for 45 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
SUR 2120, SUR 2220, SUR 2310, SUR 2350, SUR 2410

Corequisite(s):
SUR 2420

Concurrent requisite(s):
SUR 2510, SUR 2520

General Education

15 Hours
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