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 50 credit hours.

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.

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.

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 - 27

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
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

ST103L Surgical Procedures Lab 0

Laboratory portion of ST103 Surgical Procedures.
Pre-Reqs: BI103 Human A&P, and HR105 Medical Terminology, and Surgical Technology Acceptance

Semester Total - 5

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
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 - 11

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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