It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
Prerequisite: high school graduate/GED, must be employed within a sterile processing department at a health care facility.
This basic course is designed for the sole purpose of preparing the working sterile processing technician for Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) certification. This course covers decontamination, disinfection and sterilization basics, along with identification of basic surgical instruments. Course tuition does not include the costs related to acquiring certification. (2.5 contact hours: 1.5 lecture, 1 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $38.00
Prerequisite: admission to Surgical Technology program.
This course introduces the concepts and foundations of surgical technology including the standard of care, regulatory issues, and legal aspects of working as a surgical technologist. Students will learn aseptic and sterile techniques, the use and care of basic surgical instrumentation, and the relationship of the surgical technologist's role in the intraoperative environment. (9 contact hours: 3 lecture, 6 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $96.00
Prerequisite: BIOL 2220, SURG 2100; or permission of instructor.
This course presents a continuation of patient care in the intraoperative setting as performed by the intermediate- to advanced-level surgical technologist. The student will scrub independently with minimal assistance from a preceptor for surgical procedures of the following organs and body systems: breast, plastics, head and neck, ophthalmic, nonorthopaedic upper and lower extremities, endovascular, genitourinary, gynecologic, and gastrointestinal.
(20 contact hours: 4 lecture, 16 clinical) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $42.00