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Course Descriptions - Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2019)
STEC 0000 Surgical Technology Orientation0 Hours
BTEC 1030 Operating Systems and Email Applications30 Hours
Operating Systems and Email Applications explores essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Throughout this course, you will study how to maneuver within the Windows environment through hands-on activities; including, launching programs, working with windows and the taskbar to enable multitasking, customizing the desktop, and managing files. You will also use both a USB drive and the cloud for file storage. Finally, you will examine how to use the Internet to efficiently search for information on the Web and send and receive email.
BTEC 1031 Word Processing Fundamentals30 Hours
In this course, students will create, format, and save documents. They will also be introduced to the Help feature, the spelling and grammar checker, the format painter, styles, and how to copy and move text in order to produce and enhance business documents.
BTEC 1032 Spreadsheet Fundamentals30 Hours
In this course students will be introduced to essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Students will be introduced to the essential spreadsheet features needed to create worksheets by entering and editing data. The will also learn to format worksheets and will explore the use of formulas, functions, and charts.
BTEC 1510 Business English90 Hours
Business English emphasizes essentials of business English. Throughout this course, you will study writing, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading.
MATH 1000 Math I60 Hours
Students apply the correct mathematical operation to solve practical problems. Students use whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents to solve practical problems. Students are introduced to the basics of measurement, geometry, averages, probability, patterns and simple equations.
EHIT 1120 Medical Terminology90 Hours
This course provides the student with the necessary skills to interpret and define medical terminology, in order to be successful in the pursuit of health occupation careers. This is accomplished by utilizing a method of study that not only instructs the students in building medical terms but also gives the student immediate application in utilizing the medical term.
EHIT 1130 Medical Law and Ethics60 Hours
Medical law and Ethics provides exposure to the legal and ethical issues that affect the healthcare setting, including guidelines, requirements, risk management, and application of HIPPA regulations.
EHIT 1250 Therapeutic Communications for Health Professionals30 Hours
This course will provide the student with the basic principles of psychology required in a healthcare environment including the identification of developmental stages of the life cycle, hereditary, cultural and environmental influences on behavior and mental health issues.
WKSK 1400 Workplace Relations60 Hours
Workplace Relations is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours
Job Seeking Skills explores how to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. During this course, you will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.
STEC 1010 Anatomy and Physiology for Surgical Technologists120 Hours
Anatomy and Physiology for Surgical Technologists introduces the basic structure and function of the human body. During this course, you will examine organs and organ systems. You also will be introduced to the pathophysiological changes that can disrupt normal homeostasis. These concepts are crucial to the understanding of the necessity and processes of medical and surgical intervention and the effect this intervention has on the body. As part of this course, students will: • Understand the anatomy and physiology of all body systems. • Identify common pathology/diseases. • Understand diagnostic/treatment modalities.
STEC 1021 Introduction to Microbiology60 Hours
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Microbiology and the effect microorganisms have on everyday life, health, and the care of patients in the healthcare setting. Understanding microorganisms, their requirements for growth, potential for causing disease, and methods used to control infection is essential knowledge necessary to help contain the spread of infectious agents in the healthcare field.
STEC 1031 Introduction to Surgical Technology75 Hours
This course introduces students to the Surgical Technology profession and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary to successfully participate on a surgical team. Emphasis is placed on the team approach to surgical patient care. Information presented in this course includes an introduction to the surgical environment, potential hazards that can be dangerous to both the surgical technologist and the patient, and the methods utilized to prevent the spread of infection. This course includes 16 hours of on-site participation in a central processing department to apply concepts related to sterilization, instrument identification, and processing.
STEC 1040 Principles of Surgical Technology60 Hours
Students enrolled in this course will continue to apply previously learned concepts of aseptic technique into the areas of creating and maintaining sterile fields. The introduction of suturing materials and the concepts of wound management, including dressings and drains, continue the student’s journey into the collection of accessory equipment and supplies used during surgery. An exploration of the basic principles of surgical intervention and introduction to the ever-changing area of minimally invasive and ambulatory surgery, together with documented hours of observation in an operating room, will complete this course.
STEC 1051 Surgical Pharmacology50 Hours
This course covers the Surgical Technologist’s role in the administration of medications and solutions to the surgical patient. Utilizes a basic understanding of mathematics to accurately measure and convert medication dosages and teaches general terminology associated with pharmacology. The Surgical Technologist’s legal and ethical responsibilities associated with these skills are emphasized.
STEC 1060 Surgical Patient Care30 Hours
Surgical Patient Care introduces concepts relevant to caring for patients having surgery. Discussion of patient response to illness and the prospect of undergoing surgical intervention as well as information for specific population groups will assist the surgical technologist in anticipating special needs and equipment that may be necessary during the surgical procedure. Knowledge and skills utilized both for patient preparation for surgery and care during the procedure will be acquired during this course.
STEC 1055 Surgical Technology Lab I80 Hours
The Surgical Technology Lab I component of the program will introduce you to the basic “hands-on” skills that will be performed during the clinical/externship portion of this program. You will practice each skill set until you are safe, comfortable, and competent. The skill set will then be signed off by the lab instructor.
STEC 1070 Surgical Procedures I60 Hours
Students enrolled in this course will explore various surgical specialties including; general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetric and gynecological surgery, genitourinary surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and ENT surgery. They will review the anatomy and physiology of the body systems involved and learn the pathophysiological processes that require surgical intervention. The steps of the surgical procedures, patient preparation, and instrumentation specific to that particular surgery will be discussed.
STEC 1075 Surgical Technology Lab II60 Hours
The Surgical Technology Lab II component of the program will task the student with combining the basic skills that were learned in the previous lab component with more advanced skills. Students are now in the final preparation phase for entry into the clinical/externship portion of the program and must become competent and efficient with setting up for and anticipating the flow of activities that occur during a surgical procedure. In order to successfully complete this lab component and be scheduled to begin clinical externship, students are expected to perform all steps of the final lab skill assessment with no errors on two separate occasions.
STEC 1080 Surgical Procedures II60 Hours
Surgical Procedures II offers a more advanced exploration of various surgical specialties including plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and peripheral vascular surgery. This course discusses anatomy and physiology for the related body systems and pathophysiological processes that indicate the need for surgical intervention. This course emphasizes the steps of the patient preparation, surgical procedures, and applicable instrumentation, specific to particular surgeries.
STEC 2015 Introductory Surgical Practicum200 Hours
Introductory Surgical Practicum orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with the basic skills required for the profession. Students will practice participating in routine, general and specialty surgical procedures. This course is a co-requisite to Surgical Procedures II and requires a total of 200 clock hours of documented clinical externship.
STEC 2020 Advanced Surgical Practicum300 Hours
Advanced Surgical Practicum allows students to complete all required Surgical Technology procedures through active participation as a part of the surgical team in the clinical setting. This course requires a minimum of 4 days a week (8-hour days) clinical externship for a total of 300 clock hours.
STEC 2026 Seminar in Surgical Technology20 Hours
The student has, at this point, acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to become employed as an entry-level Surgical Technologist. However, there is much more to a professional career than just “getting the job.” Professionalism implies that a worker demonstrate characteristics that will enable them to continue to progress and change with the career. This course discusses factors associated with making career decisions that can enhance a Surgical Technologist’s professional growth and success.
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