A QUICK INTRO
If you naturally like to keep your environment clean and organized - and if you're not squeamish - you'll want to explore this new healthcare option at SCC! This program shows you how to assist in the care of surgical patients by preparing the operating room and serving as a member of the surgical team.
WHAT YOU STUDY
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.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.
WHAT YOU CAN EARN
For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool.
A CLOSER LOOK
Check out this video to learn about the program and the perks of working in this field.
The program's goal is to prepare entry-level Surgical Technologists who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.
Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.
|ACA||111||College Student Success||1|
|MED||121||Medical Terminology I||3|
|MED||122||Medical Terminology II||3|
SUMMER SEMESTER 1
|ENG||111||Writing & Inquiry||3|
FALL SEMESTER 1
|BIO||163||Basic Anatomy & Physiology||5|
|SUR||110||Intro to Surgical Technology||3|
|SUR||111||Peri-operative Patient Care||7|
SPRING SEMESTER 1
|SUR||122||Surgical Procedures I||6|
|SUR||123||Surgical Clinical Practice I||7|
SUMMER SEMESTER 2
|SUR||134||Surgical Procedures II||5|
|SUR||135||Surgical Clinical Practice II||4|
FALL SEMESTER 2
|ENG||114||Professional Research & Reporting||3|
|SUR||137||Professional Success Preparation||1|
|SUR||210||Advanced Surgical Clinical Practice||2|
|SUR||211||Advanced Theoretical Concepts||2|
|SUR||212||Surgical Clinical Supplement||4|
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|MAT||110||Mathematical Measurement & Literacy||3|
Program Status: Seeking Accreditation