Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.

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.

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

Students of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four-week period prior to or after graduation.

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  • Surgical Technology Diploma (D45740)
Course Requirements for Surgical Technology Diploma

Curriculum Code: D45740

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

SUMMER SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
BIO 163* Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 0 5
BIO 170* Introductory Microbiology 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
13 5 0 15
FALL SEMESTER
SUR 110 Intro to Sur Technology (1st 8 wks) 3 0 0 3
SUR 111 Perioperative Patient Care (1st 8 wks) 5 6 0 7
SUR 122A** Surgical Procedures I (2nd 8 wks) 3 3 0 4
SUR 123A** Sur Clinical Practice I (2nd 8 wks) 0 0 9 3
11 9 9 17
SPRING SEMESTER
SUR 122B** Surgical Procedures I (1st 8 wks) 2 0 0 2
SUR 123B** Sur Clinical Practice I (1st 8 wks) 0 0 12 4
SUR 134 Surgical Procedures II (2nd 8 wks) 5 0 0 5
SUR 135 Sur Clinical Practice II (2nd 8 wks) 0 0 12 4
SUR 137 Prof Success Prep (2nd 8 wks) 1 0 0 1
8 0 24 16
Total Semester Hours: 48

*Approved Course Substitutions

Required Course
Course Substitution
BIO 170 Introductory Microbiology BIO 175 General Biology or
BIO 275 Microbiology
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I and
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II
**Students must complete both SUR 122A and SUR 122B before credit can be awarded. Students must complete both SUR 123A and SUR 123B before credit can be awarded.


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