Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5673
First Term: 2017 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 49-73.5
CIP Code: 51.0909
Occupational Area: Health Science

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 29-2055


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) 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, other outpatient settings, or surgical equipment industry and veterinary services. In addition, the CCL includes common core classes with the Hospital Central Services certificate program. Surgical Technology students have the option to complete the 480-hour Hospital Central Service Technology practicum to be eligible to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification examination from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester:
Surgical Technology - Option I
Surgical Technology - Option II




Required Courses
There are two options available to students to enter the surgical technology program after completing the program prerequisite courses.

Option I: Credits: 39-46.5

Option I is for students who do NOT have a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).

HCC130 or HCC130AA-AF and HCC145 or HCC146 may be waived by GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (602-286-8509) based on relevant industry experience or equivalent or course education.

HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3) OR
HCC130AA Health Care Today (0.5) AND
HCC130AB Workplace Behaviors in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AC Personal Wellness and Safety (0.5) AND
HCC130AD Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations (0.5) AND
HCC130AE Legal Issues in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AF Decision Making in the Health Care Setting (0.5) OR
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0) 0-3

HCC/RES109 CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5

HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals (3) OR
HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals (2) OR
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0) 0-3

+ HCS/SGT100 Fundamentals of Surgical Services 5
+ HCS/SGT101 Medical Terminology for Surgical Services 1
+ HCS/SGT102 Basic Surgical Instrumentation for Surgical Services 2
+ HCS/SGT152 Advanced Surgical Instruments for Surgical Services 2

RDG100AB Successful College Reading - Notetaking and Studying for Success (1) OR
Course may be waived by program director if student has completed a bachelor`s degree or higher (0) 0-1

+ SGT135 Instrument Handling I 1
+ SGT155 Instrument Handling II 1
+ SGT156 Hospital Central Service Practicum For Surgical Technology 1
+ SGT165 Surgical Procedures I 4
+ SGT180 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology I 1
+ SGT200 Operating Room Practicum I 1
+ SGT205 Operating Room Practicum II 2
+ SGT210 Surgical Procedures II 4
+ SGT215 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology II 1
+ SGT220 Operating Room Practicum III 3
+ SGT225 Operating Room Practicum IV 3
+ SGT227 Operating Room Practicum V 3
+ SGT260 Surgical Procedures III 2
+ SGT275 Certification Examinations Preparation 2


Option II: Credits: 39-46.5

Option II is for students who have a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).

Students who have been admitted into Option II are required to take Credit by Evaluation for five (5) credits through the program director in lieu of enrolling in HCS/SGT100. (5)

HCC130 or HCC130AA-AF and HCC145 or HCC146 may be waived by GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (602-286-8509) based on relevant industry experience or equivalent or course education.
HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3) OR
HCC130AA Health Care Today (0.5) AND
HCC130AB Workplace Behaviors in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AC Personal Wellness and Safety (0.5) AND
HCC130AD Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations (0.5) AND
HCC130AE Legal Issues in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AF Decision Making in the Health Care Setting (0.5) OR
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0) 0-3

HCC/RES109 CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5

HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals (3) OR
HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals (2) OR
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0) 0-3

+ HCS/SGT101 Medical Terminology for Surgical Services 1
+ HCS/SGT102 Basic Surgical Instrumentation for Surgical Services 2
+ HCS/SGT152 Advanced Surgical Instruments for Surgical Services 2

RDG100AB Successful College Reading - Notetaking and Studying for Success (1) OR
Course may be waived by program director if student has completed a bachelor`s degree or higher (0) 0-1

+ SGT135 Instrument Handling I 1
+ SGT155 Instrument Handling II 1
+ SGT156 Hospital Central Service Practicum For Surgical Technology 1
+ SGT165 Surgical Procedures I 4
+ SGT180 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology I 1
+ SGT200 Operating Room Practicum I 1
+ SGT205 Operating Room Practicum II 2
+ SGT210 Surgical Procedures II 4
+ SGT215 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology II 1
+ SGT220 Operating Room Practicum III 3
+ SGT225 Operating Room Practicum IV 3
+ SGT227 Operating Room Practicum V 3
+ SGT260 Surgical Procedures III 2
+ SGT275 Certification Examinations Preparation 2
Credits: 39-46.5

Program Competencies
1. Apply safe techniques when assisting with application of monitor leads, performing CPR at the Healthcare Provider level, transportation of the surgical patient to pre-op holding, the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) or the intensive care unit (ICU). (HCC/RES109, SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT215, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275)
2. Describe the characteristics of a variety of health care delivery systems and segmented populations served. (HCC130, HCC130AA, HCS/SGT101)
3. Explain simple health care economic concepts and policy issues. (HCC130, HCC130AA)
4. Describe workplace level values related to the role of the health care provider. (HCC130, HCC130AB)
5. Describe health care ethical guidelines, work place demeanor, conduct and appearance. (HCC130, HCC130AB, HCS/SGT101)
6. Describe personal, healthy living practices and body mechanics. (HCC130, HCC130AC, HCC130AE)
7. Describe conflict and stress management techniques. (HCC130, HCC130AD, HCS/SGT100, SGT165, SGT210, SGT260)
8. Describe institutional governance including accreditation, licensure, certification, ethical guidelines, legal concepts for critical thinking in workplace situations. (HCC130, HCC130AE, HCC130AF)
9. Identify wound closure classifications, types of sutures/suturing methods, anatomy for opening and closing, the healing process with medical terminology. (HCC145, HCC146, SGT165)
10. Demonstrate protocols for equipment, supplier and instrumentation rotation, storage, and quality with inventory control. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT101)
11. Apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard precautions when processing contaminated instruments and equipment. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT101, SGT165)
12. Describe procedures performed for patients on admission, prior to surgery including the consent documents, legal guidelines for the signatory. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT101, SGT165, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT275)
13. Describe the uses of basic surgical instruments. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT101, HCS/SGT102)
14. Explain the relationship between pathogenic organisms and principles/techniques of asepsis as they apply to sterilization, disinfectants, packaging, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, stocking rooms for procedures in the operating room. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT101, HCS/SGT102, SGT165)
15. Describe surgical protocols, role of professional staff, the chain of command, safety rules/policies and the regimen for perioperative preparation in the operating room setting. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT101, HCS/SGT102, SGT165, SGT260)
16. Demonstrate proper sterile technique for setting up, preparing, passing and counting instruments, devices and equipment and decontamination during the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative periods. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT101, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
17. Demonstrate record keeping, monitoring and report deviations to individual authorities. (HCS/SGT100, HCS/SGT101, HCS/SGT102, HCS/SGT152, SGT135, SGT155, SGT165, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275)
18. Assemble trays, surgical packs, and instruments in a specific order. (HCS/SGT100, SGT156, SGT165, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
19. Demonstrate efficiency in the following of rules and regulations in emergency situations. (HCS/SGT100, SGT165, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260)
20. Identify the different job duties as well as legal responsibilities within the surgical services. (HCS/SGT100, SGT275)
21. Describe pre-operative and post-operative functions to include patient identification, interview, assessment, admission and documentation with respect for patient?s rights and individual needs. (SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT215, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227)
22. Demonstrate sterile technique upon drawing up and/or receiving medications onto the sterile field and catheterization of a patient. (SGT165, SGT180, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275)
23. Describe operating room protocols/procedures when donning operating room attire, scrubbing, and assisting physicians and physician assistants with gowning and gloving methods. (SGT165, SGT200, SGT205, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260)
24. Demonstrate safe and aseptic techniques in adjusting operating table, draping, positioning patients for general and specialized surgical procedures. (SGT165, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275)
25. Describe surgical application specific to body organization, cells, tissues, membranes and skin layers. (SGT165, SGT200, SGT205, SGT210, SGT220, SGT225, SGT227, SGT260, SGT275)
26. Apply basic computer skills, electricity, physics skills required to perform selected surgical procedures. (SGT165, SGT275)
27. Apply reading and note taking techniques using hospital central service study materials. (RDG100AB)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 25, 2017

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.





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