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Major: 3673
First Term: 2013 Summer I   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-84.5
CIP Code: 51.0909

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology program is designed for students with an interest in working in the surgical setting and caring for patients that are undergoing a surgical procedure. Students will apply manual dexterity and knowledge of surgical technology under the direction of a surgeon, and in conjunction with the surgical team. At the completion of the program, graduates may seek employment in a hospital, surgical center, or other outpatient settings.

Required Courses
With monitoring by Program Director, SGT227 will only be required for students who have not completed their required number of surgical cases as indicated by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST).

+ SGT103AA Surgical Asepsis 1
+ SGT103AB Sterilization and Disinfection 1
+ SGT104AA Basic Surgical Instrumentation 1
+ SGT104AB Specialty Surgical Instruments 1
+ SGT105 Surgical Technology Pre-Clinical 1
+ SGT110 Basic Surgical Procedures 5
+ SGT115 Operating Room Practicum I 1
+ SGT120 Operating Room Practicum II 2
+ SGT150 Medical Terminology for Surgical Technology 1
+ SGT208 Perioperative Case Management 1
+ SGT210 Advanced Surgical Procedures 5
+ SGT217 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology 2
+ SGT220 Operating Room Practicum III 3
+ SGT225 Operating Room Practicum IV 3

+ SGT227 Operating Room Practicum V (3) OR
Permission of Program Director (0) 0-3

+ SGT275 Certification Examinations Preparation 3
Credits: 31-34

Program Competencies
1. Identify wound closure classifications, types of sutures/suturing methods and describe factors affecting the healing process. (SGT103AA, SGT103AB, SGT275)
2. Explain the relationship between pathogenic organisms and principles/techniques of asepsis as they apply to sterilization, disinfectants, packaging, scrub, gowning, gloving and clean-up procedures in the operating room. (SGT103AA, SGT275)
3. Apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard precautions when processing contaminated instruments and equipment. (SGT103AB, SGT104AA, SGT104AB, SGT110, SGT115)
4. Demonstrate safe techniques when operating sterilization equipment and stocking rooms preoperatively. (SGT103AB, SGT104AA, SGT104AB, SGT110, SGT115)
5. Describe surgical protocols, role of professional staff, the chain of command and the regimen for perioperative preparation in the operating room setting. (SGT105)
6. Describe the basic principles of robotic surgery. (SGT110)
7. Demonstrate efficiency in following rules and regulations in emergency situations. (SGT110, SGT120, SGT208, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
8. Aseptically draw up and/or receive medications into the surgical field. (SGT110, SGT120, SGT210, SGT217, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
9. Adhere to operating room protocols/procedures when dressing in operating room attire, scrubbing, and assisting physicians and physicians` assistants with gowning and gloving methods. (SGT110, SGT120, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
10. Apply safe and aseptic techniques in adjusting operating table, draping, and positioning patients for surgical procedures. (SGT110, SGT120, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
11. Demonstrate proper procedures for setting up, preparing, passing and counting instruments, devices and equipment during the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative periods. (SGT110, SGT120, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
12. Use operating room forms to accurately record information and report deviations to individual authorities. (SGT110, SGT120, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
13. Apply the theory of basic electricity and physics related to the surgical setting. (SGT110, SGT275)
14. Describe tissues, skin layers, organs and systems in relation to operative sequence in opening and closing phases of a surgical incision. (SGT110, SGT275)
15. Describe the role/responsibilities of the surgical technician including job requirements and limitations as well as legal responsibilities. (SGT115, SGT275)
16. Describe surgical application specific to body organization, cells, tissues, membranes and skin layers. (SGT110, SGT275)
17. Explain the safety rules and procedures/policies for safeguards in the Operating Room. (SGT115, SGT275)
18. Describe procedures performed for patients on admission, the evening before surgery, and the morning of surgery including the consent documents and legal guidelines for the signatory. (SGT150, SGT208, SGT275)
19. Apply basic computer skills required to perform selected surgical procedures. (SGT150, SGT210)
20. Apply safe techniques when assisting with transportation of the surgical patient to and from pre-op holding, the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) or the intensive care unit (ICU). (SGT150, SGT210, SGT275)
21. With respect for patients` rights and individual needs, perform pre-operative and post-operative functions to include patient identification, interview, assessment, admission, and documentation. (SGT208)
22. Apply principles of sterile technique when prepping for a surgical procedure. (SGT208, SGT210, SGT275)
23. Apply principles of sterile technique during catheterization of a patient. (SGT208, SGT210, SGT275)
24. Demonstrate application for monitoring leads of the patient preoperatively. (SGT210)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2012

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.