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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

SRG 110 Introduction to Surgical Technology

This course introduces various types of healthcare institutions and their structures then focuses on the surgical technologist and other surgical team members and their roles within such institutions. It presents concepts of communication skills and ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities of the surgical team members. Sterilization, disinfection, asepsis, and surgical environment as they relate to various clinical roles and care of the patient will be discussed. It introduces basic surgical instruments, equipment and supplies. Focuses include processing and care of instruments, distribution of supplies, and inventory control. In laboratory setting, emphasis is placed on principles and practices related to asepsis, surgical environment and identification and utilization of commonly used surgical instruments, equipment and supplies.

Prerequisites: BIO 111 OR BIO 244 and BIO 245 (all C or better), and admission to the Surgical Technology Program

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    SRG
  • Units:
    6.00

SRG 111 Principles of Practice and Introduction to Surgical Procedures

This course introduces the student to the surgical technologist role. It presents concepts of general surgical patient care, wound healing and basic case preparation and procedures. Basics of open, endoscopic, robotics and other minimally invasive procedures are discussed. In both simulated and clinical laboratory settings, emphasis is placed on basic surgical procedures during pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative phases commonly performed in the operating room setting.

Prerequisite: SRG 110 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    SRG
  • Units:
    7.00

SRG 112 Surgical Procedures I

This course focuses on theory and clinical procedures in general, rectal, obstetric and gynecologic, endoscopic, ear, nose and throat, head and neck, oral and maxillofacial surgeries. In both theory and clinical settings emphasis is placed on knowledge of relevant anatomy, pathology, diagnostic procedures and tests, special preoperative preparation, special instruments, supplies, drugs, special equipment, intraoperative preparation, surgical procedure, prognosis, and postoperative care and complications for surgeries addressed in this course.

Prerequisite: SRG 111 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SRG 112 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SRG
  • Units:
    6.00

SRG 113 Surgical Procedures II

This course focuses on theory and clinical procedures in genitourinary, orthopedic, hand, plastic, neurologic, thoracic, cardiac, peripheral vascular, and general pediatric surgeries. In both theory and clinical settings, emphasis is placed on knowledge of relevant anatomy, pathology, diagnostic procedures and tests, special preoperative preparation, special instruments, supplies, and drugs, special equipment, intraoperative preparation, surgical procedure, prognosis, and postoperative care and complications for surgeries addressed in this course.

Prerequisite: SRG 112 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SRG 113 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SRG
  • Units:
    6.00

SRG 114 Surgical Procedures III

This course focuses on theory and clinical procedures in ophthalmic, peripheral vascular, cardiac, and transplant specialties. In both theory and clinical settings, emphasis is placed on knowledge of relevant anatomy, pathology, diagnostic procedures and tests, special preoperative preparation, special instruments, supplies, and drugs, special equipment, intraoperative preparation, surgical procedure, prognosis, and postoperative care and complications for surgeries addressed in this course. It prepares students for the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam. The role and responsibilities of the surgical technologist, including using professional communication skills and incorporating critical thinking skills in clinical situations are discussed. Students are assisted with developing a professional image through discussion about professional expectations and responsibilities.

Prerequisite: SRG 113 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    SRG
  • Units:
    3.00

SRG 115 Surgical Technology Internship

This course focuses on students' performance ability in the role of Surgical Technologist during select surgical procedures in general, orthopedic, gynecological, genitourinary, peripheral vascular and ophthalmic. It includes possible clinical experience in, major vascular, cardiac, transplant, trauma, and procurement surgeries.

Prerequisite: SRG 113 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    SRG
  • Units:
    3.00

SRG 117 Surgical Pharmacology

Students enrolled in this course will be provided with an overview of basic pharmacology, emphasizing specific areas of pharmacology as they relate to surgery and anesthesia. Routes of administration and safe practices will also be discussed.
NOTE: This course should ONLY be taken by those students pursuing the Surgical Technology Certificate.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SRG 117 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SRG
  • Units:
    3.00

SRG 118 Advanced Surgical Procedures

This course focuses on theory and advanced procedures in general, genitourinary, gynecologic, orthopedic, plastic, neurologic, thoracic, cardiac, peripheral vascular, endoscopic and general pediatric surgeries. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of relevant anatomy, pathology, diagnostic procedures and tests, special preoperative preparation, special instruments, supplies, and drugs, special equipment, intraoperative preparation, surgical procedure, prognosis, and postoperative care and complications for surgeries addressed in this course. Utilization of advanced technologies, such as robotics, minimally invasive radiology and endoscopy in the various surgical procedures and specialties are discussed.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Surgical Technology Certificate Program

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    SRG
  • Units:
    3.00

SRG 119 Essentials of Microbiology

This course introduces students to microorganisms with an emphasis on pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, yeasts, molds and viruses. The role of microorganisms in causing infection and development of immunity will also be discussed.
NOTE: This course should ONLY be taken by those students pursuing the Surgical Technology Certificate.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SRG 119 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SRG
  • Units:
    2.00


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