Surgical Technology (SUR)

SUR-126  Surgical Technology I  (4.5)  

Provides an orientation to the surgical technology profession and operating room theories. Introduces surgical technology, standards of conduct, laws and ethics, hospital administration, teamwork, physical environment, safety standards, principles of asepsis, microbiology, cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, emergencies, instrumentation, wound healing, sutures and perioperative management duties. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.5 lecture

SUR-128  Surgical Technology I Lab  (2)  

Applies principles learned in Surgical Technology I in a hands-on laboratory setting. Focuses on basic competencies surgical technologists need to proficiently perform in the operating room setting. Demonstrates basic concepts of aseptic technique, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, transporting, transferring and positioning the surgical patient, surgical preparation and draping. Studies creating and maintaining a sterile field, providing optimal patient care in the surgical setting and basic instrumentation. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.0 lab

SUR-182  Microbiology for Surgical Technologists  (1)  

Includes the structures and function of microorganisms, characteristics of pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria, infection processes, specifics of the immune response, and principles and applications of asepsis for the Surgical Technologist. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

Pre/corequisite: Take SUR-126. Take SUR-128.

SUR-322  Surgical Technology II  (3)  

Builds on knowledge of basic surgical techniques. Studies the role of the surgical technologist in basic surgical procedures. Presents surgical applications in diagnostic, general and OB/GYN procedures, with emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, instrumentation, equipment, procedural steps and patient safety. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take SUR-126. Take SUR-128.

SUR-323  Surgical Technology II Lab  (1)  

Applies principles learned in Surgical Technology II in a hands-on laboratory setting. Focuses on simulating the three phases of case management and applying them to each surgical specialty. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take SUR-126. Take SUR-128.

SUR-340  Surgical Specialties I  (1)  

Builds on the knowledge of basic surgical techniques. Developes the role of the surgical technologist in basic surgical procedures. Presents oral, maxillofacial, plastic, reconstructive, and ophthalmic surgical applications, emphasizing anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, instrumentation, equipment, procedural steps and patient safety. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take SUR-126. Take SUR-128.

SUR-341  Surgical Specialties II  (3)  

Completes the basic surgical procedures learning with applications in orthopedics, ENT, urology, neurosurgery, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular. Emphasizes anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, instrumentation, equipment, procedural steps and patient safety. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take SUR-126. Take SUR-128.

Corequisite: Take SUR-520.

SUR-420  Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist  (2)  

Enhances fundamental math skills and provides a summary of basic pharmacology, terminology, drug regulation and drug administration. Examines drugs frequently used in the surgical setting, along with an overview of anesthesia administration and general practice. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take SUR-126. Take SUR-128.

Corequisite: Take SUR-322. Take SUR-323.

SUR-440  Biomedical Sciences for Surgical Technology  (2)  

Provides a broad base of knowledge for entry-level surgical technologists. Focuses on computers, electricity, lasers, robotics and other fundamental technologies essential to the profession. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take SUR-126. Take SUR-128.

Corequisite: Take SUR-322. Take SUR-323.

SUR-520  Surgical Technology Practicum I  (2)  

Provides hands-on, first-level clinical experience in the operating room. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 6.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take SUR-126. Take SUR-128.

Corequisite: Take SUR-341.

SUR-523  Surgical Technology Practicum II  (9)  

Provides an extensive hands-on clinical experience in all entry-level skills for Surgical Technologists. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 27.0 clinical

Pre/corequisite: Take SUR-520. Take SUR-341.

SUR-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture