Surgical Technology (STEC)
Enrollment in the Surgical Technology Program clinical courses is limited to those students who have been selected and admitted to the clinical phase of the program. Clinical courses are sequenced by semester and must be taken as a group each semester per program requirements and policies.
- Orientation to Surgical Technology. (1-1-0)
This is the initial orientation to the field of Surgical Technology. It introduces the student to the role of the surgical technologist, the OR environment, and proper communication and teamwork.
- Introduction to Surgical Techniques. (4-3-3)
This is the second course in the STEC program, building on STEC 101. It continues
educating the student on the equipment and furniture commonly found in the OR and on
work place safety. This also introduces the student to asepsis and sterile technique and the role of each member of the surgical team, as well as basic instrumentation, scrubbing,
gowning, gloving, positioning, prepping, draping and correct sponge, sharps, and
- Surgical Procedures I. (3-3-0)
This course covers five surgical procedures. In each procedure, methods and principles
are taught which include care of supplies and equipment, principles of patient safety, skin
preparation, patient positioning, and draping the operative site. Additionally, students will set up basic and case-specific instruments and equipment and utilize them in mock surgical procedures.
- Clinical Specialties. (3-3-0)
This course continues from STEC 102 by building on previous learning and providing the student with additional technical knowledge and skills utilized by surgical technologists.
- Surgical Practicum I. (6 hrs. credit)
Students participate as a member of the surgical team under the supervision of a clinical instructor.
- Surgical Procedures II. (3-3-0)
This course covers 5 surgical procedures. In each procedure, methods and principles are taught which include care of supplies and equipment, principles of patient safety, skin preps, patient positioning, and draping of the operative site. Selected mock surgeries will be performed in the mock OR lab.
- Surgical Specialties and Review. (3-3-0)
This course introduces the student to laser and endoscopic surgeries, as well as the basic principles of computers, electricity, physics, and robotics, as applied in the surgical field. There will be an overall review of the curriculum in preparation for taking the national certification exam.
- Surgical Practicum II. (6 hrs. credit)
Students participate as a member of the surgical team under the supervision of a clinical instructor or an affiliate hospital staff member in an aseptic/surgical environment.
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