Surgical Technology - CERT

Allied Health

Contact: Brent MARKER markerb@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4950
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER Hacklerd@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA Sazamat@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 54 credit hours.

Prerequisites

Course Title Credits
AL131 Geriatric Aide--CNA 4.5

Fundamental knowledge of the aging process with emphasis on meeting the physical needs requirements of geriatric residents of health care facilities including ethics, communication, normal and aging body system functions, nutrition, diseases, observation skills, documentation, personal care skills and their adequate performance.
Pre-Reqs: Asset Reading Score of 37+, or Compass Reading Score of 64+, or ACT Reading Score of 14 to 36, and Allied Health Permission

EM131 Cardiac Care (CPR) .5

Fundamental elements necessary for student to recognize and react to cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants; instruction and practice for skill acquisition in CPR, AED, rescue breathing, bag-valve mask use and relief of choking. Information in basic cardiac function and risk factors related to cardiac emergencies. Identification of potential scene and personal safety risks and precautions.

Semester Total - 5

First Semester

Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Four hours lecture and four hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112, or BI100 Bas Cncpt for AH Studies with a grade of C or better

BI103L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0

Laboratory portion of BI103 Anatomy and Physiology.

HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

ST100 Introduction to Surgical Technology 4

The role of the surgical technologist, computer skills, physical aspects of the surgical environment, and safety concepts including the principles of electricity related to these are taught in this course. Role of the surgical technologist and introduction to the surgical environment.

ST101 Surgical Procedures I 4

Students learn specific core surgical procedures, supplies, and instruments along with the principles of physics and robotics. Principles learned in Introduction to Surgical Technology, Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology, and Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology Laboratory will be applied to various core surgical procedures including the principles of physics and robotics.
Pre-Reqs: Surgical Technology Acceptance

ST102 Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology 5

The skills necessary to function as a beginning surgical technologist are taught. These include basic concepts necessary to establish, maintain, and coordinate the methods required for good patient care in the operating room. Pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative patient care concepts and responsibilities of the surgical technologist.
Pre-Reqs: Surgical Technology Acceptance
Co-Reqs: BI103,HR105

ST102L Principles & Practice of Surgical Technology Lab 3

The skills necessary to function as a beginning surgical technologist are taught. These include basic concepts necessary to establish, maintain, and coordinate the methods required for good patient care in the operating room. Pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative patient care concepts and responsibilities of the surgical technologist.
Pre-Reqs: Surgical Technology Acceptance

ST112 Clinical I 1

Clinical component in the surgical environment.

Semester Total - 26

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
AL153 Pharmacology 3

Basic pharmacology for students pursuing allied health professions-basic drugs as related to diseases, effects of drugs on different systems of the body, interaction of drugs, side effects, contraindications and effectiveness in relation to dosages.

BI112 General Microbiology 4

Microbiological principles; introduction to eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes and viruses, growth and control, microbial genetics, mechanisms of infection, and host defenses with selected microbial diseases addressed; support of concepts examined in lecture provided by lab emphasizing aseptic technique, safe handling and manipulation of microbes and survey of representative microorganisms. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI103 or BI104 or BI105

BI112L General Microbiology Lab 0

Laboratory portion of BI112 General Microbiology.

ST103 Surgical Procedures II 5

Students learn specific specialty surgical procedures, supplies, instruments and employability skills. Principles learned in Introduction to Surgical Technology, Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology, Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology Laboratory, and Surgical Procedures I will be applied to various specialty surgical procedures.
Pre-Reqs: BI103 Human A&P, and HR105 Medical Terminology, and Surgical Technology Acceptance

ST113 Clinical II 5

Clinical component in the surgical environment.

ST114 Clinical III 5

Clinical component in the surgical environment.

ST115 Surgical Technology Certification Review 1

A review course to assist surgical technology students in preparing for the national Certified Surgical Technologist exam.

Semester Total - 23

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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