Surgical Technology (512)

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512-125 Introduction to Surgical Technology

Provides the foundational knowledge of the occupational environment. Principles of sterilization and disinfection are learned. Surgical instruments are introduced. Preoperative patient care concepts are simulated. Lab practice is included.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (806-177)
Co-requisites: (501-101)

512-126 Surgical Technology Fundamentals 1

Focuses on preparing the patient and operating room for surgery. Principles of sterile technique are emphasized as the student moves into the scrub role. Lab practice is included.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (806-177) and (501-101)
Co-requisites: (512-125)

512-127 Exploring Surgical Issues

Explores a variety of issues related to surgical technology. Emphasis is placed is on becoming a professional member of the surgical team.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 2
Co-requisites: (512-125) and (512-126)

512-128 Surgical Technology Fundamentals 2

Focuses on enhancing surgical technology skills while functioning as a sterile team member. Lab is included.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (501-101) and (806-179) and (512-127)
Co-requisites: (806-197) and (512-129) and (512-130)

512-129 Surgical Pharmacology

Basic study of drug classifications, care, and handling of drugs and solutions, application of mathematical principles in dosage calculations, terminology related to pharmacology, anesthesia, and drugs used in surgery.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (512-127 and 806-179
Co-requisites: 806-197 and 512-128 and 512-130)

512-130 Surgical Skills Application

Provides a transition from the academic to the clinical setting. Learners integrate the surgical technologist skills as they apply to various surgical procedures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (512-127 and 806-179
Co-requisites: 806-197 and 512-129 and 512-128)

512-131 Surgical Interventions 1

Provides the foundational knowledge of surgical core and specialty procedures. Examines the pathophysiology, diagnostic interventions, health sciences, and surgical techniques for a variety of procedures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (512-130 and 806-197
Co-requisites: 512-132 and 512-133)

512-132 Surgical Technology Clinical 1

Apply basic surgical theories, principles, and procedural techniques in the operating room. Students begin to function as team members under the guidance of the instructor and authorized clinical personnel.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (512-130 and 806-197
Co-requisites: 512-131 and 512-133)

512-133 Surgical Technology Clinical 2

Further experience in a clinical setting allows the student to continue to improve technical skills while accepting more responsibilities during surgical procedures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (512-130 and 806-197
Co-requisites: 512-132 and 512-131)

512-135 Surgical Technology Clinical 3

Further experience in a clinical setting allows the student to continue to improve technical skills while accepting more responsibilities during surgical procedures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (512-133
Co-requisites: 512-142 and 512-136)

512-136 Surgical Technology Clinical 4

During this clinical course the student will function relatively independently. Serves as a transition from a student perspective to an employee by utilizing advanced skills for an entry level Surgical Technologist.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (512-133
Co-requisites: 512-142 and 512-135)

512-142 Surgical Interventions 2

Expands knowledge of core and specialty surgical procedures by incorporating pathophysiology, diagnostic interventions, health sciences, and surgical techniques.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (512-133
Co-requisites: 512-135 and 512-136)