Curriculum

Curriculum

Course Descriptions 

SUT Curriculum & Program requirements may be revised as necessary. Please click here for the PRCC SUT Plan of Study Planning Sheet. 

1113 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology (3)             Hybrid course 
This is a basic introductory course including hospital and surgical suite organization and environment, history, legal responsibilities, terminology, interpersonal relationships, and biomedical sciences. 
(3 sch. 3hrs. lecture) 

1217 Principles of Surgical Technique (7)       Hybrid course 
This course is a comprehensive study of aseptic technique, safe patient care, anesthesia, pharmacology, and surgical techniques. 
(7 sch. 3 hr. lecture, 8 hrs. lab) 

1412 Surgical Microbiology (2)        Hybrid course 
This is an introduction to pathogenic microorganisms related to surgery and their effect on wound healing and infection. It includes principles of sterilization and disinfection. 
(2 sch. 2 hrs. lecture) 

1314 Surgical Anatomy (4)      Hybrid course 
Emphasis is placed on structure and function of the human body as related to surgery. A study of medical terminology and application of the principles of surgical anatomy are emphasized and related to the clinical experience. 
(4 sch. 4 hrs. lecture) 

1222 Surgical Medical Terminology (2)     Hybrid course 

Emphasis is placed on Medical Terms as related to surgery. Students will learn the correct application of surgical Medical Terms for participation in the clinical experience and the relevant Medical Terminology as it relates to the surgical setting, the surgical patient, and various surgical specialties and procedures. (2 sch. 2 hrs. lecture) 

1518 Basic & Related Surgical Procedures (8)         Hybrid course 

This course includes instruction in regional anatomy, pathology, instrumentation, and surgical techniques in general surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, urology, minimally invasive endoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries. It requires clinical experience in area hospital surgical suites and related departments as well as proper clinical documentation. 
(8 sch. 4 hr. lecture, 12 hrs. clinical) 

1528 Specialized Surgical Procedures (8)        Hybrid course 
This course includes instruction in regional anatomy, pathology, instrumentation, and techniques in surgical specialty areas of ear, nose, and throat; ophthalmology; plastic and reconstructive; oral & maxillofacial; and orthopedics. This course requires clinical experience in area hospital surgical suites and related departments as well as proper clinical documentation 
(8 sch. 4 hrs. lecture, 12 hrs. clinical) 

1538 Advanced Surgical Procedures (8)        Hybrid course 
This course includes instruction in regional anatomy, pathology, instrumentation, and techniques in surgical specialty areas of thoracic and pulmonary, peripheral vascular, cardiac, neuro and trauma surgery. This course requires clinical experience in area hospital surgical suites and related departments as well as proper clinical documentation and a comprehensive final examination. 
(8 sch. 4hrs. lecture, 12 hours clinical) 

1703 Certification & Role Transition (3)  Hybrid course 
This course examines the role for the surgical technologist in a variety of settings and required of various job descriptions and or departments. We will also explore adaptive critical thinking skills in a variety of settings, effective team and professional behaviors, continuing education, and sterile technique applications. This course also helps prepare the student to sit for the National Certification Exam for surgical technologists including review and eligibility documentation. Employability skills, paperwork and preparation will be discussed along with examining duties and requirements necessary for different roles or job duties. Certification requirements and maintenance will also be covered. This course will cover material taught in all SUT courses(s).