Surgical Technology (SUT.S.AAS)

71.0 Credit Hours

The Surgical Technology program at Sinclair Community College has been Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) approved since 1998 and offers the opportunity to prepare for a career as a member of a surgical team.

A surgical technologist works together with the surgeon, registered nurse and anesthesiologist as a member of the surgical team. To ensure proper surgical case management, the surgical technologist prepares and passes all sterile instruments during the surgical procedure while maintaining the sterile field and anticipating the needs of the surgeon.

The surgical technologist helps to meet the needs of patients in the operating rooms of hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician offices, diagnostic facilities and other agencies where surgery is performed.

The Surgical Technology program is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters on a full-time basis when a student begins the technical portion of the program. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all program courses.

The program includes both didactic instruction and supervised clinical practice in all areas required by CAAHEP. Supervised clinical practice in area operating rooms include participating in procedures in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, plastic surgery, urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery and cardiovascular and peripheral vascular surgery.

Prerequisites: BIO 1121 and BIO 1222 and BIO 2205

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate safe performance of perioperative skills.
  • Utilize critical thinking as a basis for clinical judgment and anticipatory decision making when providing perioperative care.
  • Utilize effective interpersonal communication and group process skills.
  • Assume the role of an involved, supportive surgical team member.
  • Provide for physiological safety and emotional security of patient and surgical team.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors of caring, accountability, responsibility, and respect for the patient’s rights of privacy, confidentiality, dignity, comfort, and quality of care.

Curriculum

Surgical Technology Elective 2 credit hours
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3 credit hours
ALH 1101: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ALH 1140: Fundamentals of Disease Processes View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ALH 2201: Survey of Drug Therapy View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
BIO 1121: Human Anatomy & Physiology I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BIO 1222: Human Anatomy & Physiology II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BIO 2205: Microbiology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
HIM 1101: Medical Terminology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
MAT 1130: Allied Health Mathematics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PSY 1100: General Psychology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SUT 1110: Theory & Fundamentals View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 5 credit hours
SUT 1117: Laboratory for Theory & Fundamentals View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
SUT 1120: The Surgical Process View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
SUT 1127: Directed Practice for the Surgical Process View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
SUT 2110: Surgical Procedures I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
SUT 2117: Directed Practice for Surgical Procedures I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
SUT 2120: Surgical Procedures II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 5 credit hours
SUT 2127: Directed Practice Surgical Procedures II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
SUT 2200: Surgical Procedures III View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 5 credit hours
SUT 2207: Directed Practice for Surgical Procedures III View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
Course Option: {COM 2211 OR COM 2206} 3 credit hours
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