Surgical Technology

SUT 1100 Sterile Processing I

An introduction to the principles, techniques and issues in the surgical and sterile processing environment. Topics include, sterile technique, packaging and wrapping techniques, sterilization methods, basic surgical instruments, basic microbiology, and hospital equipment identification. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

SUT 1101 Tissue Banking I

Framework and environment for the practice of Tissue Banking. Focuses on safety through surgical sterile technique, overview and history of tissue banking, quality systems and the ethical and regulatory requirements set by the American Association of Tissue Banking (AATB), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related regulatory agencies.
4 Credit Hours

SUT 1107 Lab for Tissue Banking I

Framework and environment for the practice of sterile technique in Tissue Banking. Introduces the use of sterile technique, scrubbing gowning and gloving, donor skin preparation and sterile draping for tissue recovery and processing. This course also introduces the basics of sterile instrument processing and surgical instrumentation used in tissue recovery and processing. Three lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

SUT 1110 Theory & Fundamentals

Discusses the framework and environment for the practice of Surgical Technology. Focuses on safety through the impact of sterile technique and sterilization practices, patient care, anesthesia, 'all hazards', and introduces the use of therapeutic communication, professionalism, group process, and critical thinking.
5 Credit Hours

SUT 1117 Laboratory for Theory & Fundamentals

Beginning competencies in aseptic technique, surgical hand preparation, gowning and gloving techniques, patient positioning, patient skin preparation, patient draping, preoperative patient care techniques to include chart review, vital signs, and intraoperative surgical case management. Three lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

SUT 1120 The Surgical Process

Applies the techniques for preparing the operating room, instruments, supplies and the equipment to be used during a surgical procedure. Applies these techniques to basic abdominal surgeries.
2 Credit Hours

SUT 1127 Directed Practice for the Surgical Process

Implements the surgical process in the operating room for basic abdominal surgeries. Twenty directed practice hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

SUT 1127 Lab for the Surgical Process

Implements the surgical process in the operating room for basic abdominal surgeries.
3 Credit Hours

SUT 1200 Sterile Processing II

Offers advanced principles of inventory control, materials management, information technology, and quality control systems integral to the Sterile Processing department in health-care facilities. Introduces specialty surgical instrumentation and patient care equipment. Prepares the student to take the CRCST exam upon graduation and completion of 400 work related hours.
3 Credit Hours

SUT 1200 Sterile Processing II

Offers advanced principles of inventory control, materials management, information technology, and quality control systems integral to the Sterile Processing department in health-care facilities. Introduces specialty surgical instrumentation and patient care equipment. Prepares the student to take the CRCST exam upon graduation and completion of 400 work related hours.
3 Credit Hours

SUT 1207 Practicum for Sterile Processing II

Provides 'hands on' experience in a clinical environment to assist in integration of all concepts basic to the field of Sterile Processing. Students will participate in all areas of the Sterile Processing department to include decontamination, instrument set preparation, sterilization, case cart preparation, business technologies for storage and distribution, and quality control and monitoring processes. Twenty-one practicum hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

SUT 2101 Tissue Banking II

Role transition to beginning Tissue Banking Technology practitioner. Emphasizes a common systematic approach to all tissue recovery and processing procedures. Introduces Tissue Banking Technologist’s role on recovery and processing teams in all related environments. Certification exam review.
2 Credit Hours

SUT 2107 Lab for Tissue Banking II

Role transition to beginning Tissue Banking Technology practitioner. Emphasizes a common systematic approach to all tissue recovery and processing procedures. Introduces Tissue Banking Technologist’s role on recovery and processing teams in all related environments. Three lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

SUT 2110 Surgical Procedures I

Discusses specific surgical procedures of the gastrointestinal and biliary systems.
2 Credit Hours

SUT 2117 Directed Practice for Surgical Procedures I

Implements the surgical process in the operating room for general surgery procedures.
2 Credit Hours

SUT 2117 Directed Practice for Surgical Procedures I

Implements the surgical process in the operating room for general surgery procedures. Twenty directed practice hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

SUT 2120 Surgical Procedures II

Discusses OB-GYN, genitourinary, ophthalmic, ear/nose/throat, head and neck, oral, plastic, vascular and neuro surgical procedures. Explains the role of the scrub technologist when intraoperative emergencies occur.
5 Credit Hours

SUT 2127 Directed Practice for Surgical Procedures II

Implements the surgical process in the operating room for OB-GYN, Genitourinary, Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat, Opthalmology, Plastics, Vascular and Neuro surgical procedures.
4 Credit Hours

SUT 2127 Directed Practice Surgical Procedures II

Implements the surgical process in the operating room for OB-GYN, Genitourinary, Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat, Opthalmology, Plastics, Vascular and Neuro surgical procedures. Twenty hours of directed practice per week.
4 Credit Hours

SUT 2200 Surgical Procedures III

Discusses specific orthopedic, cardiothoracic, open heart, trauma and pediatric procedures. Examines immediate postanesthesia care. Focuses on role transition to beginning Surgical Technology Practitioner. Emphasizes a common systematic approach to all surgeries. Introduces Surgical Technologist’s role on specialty teams, as second circulator, in ambulatory surgery centers, and in pediatrics.
5 Credit Hours

SUT 2207 Directed Practice for Surgical Procedures III

Implements the surgical process in the operating room for orthopedic, neuro, thoracic, open heart, trauma, pediatrics. Implements the role transition to beginning Surgical Technology practitioner. Twenty hours of directed practice per week.
4 Credit Hours

SUT 2207 Directed Practice for Surgical Procedures III

Implements the surgical process in the operating room for orthopedic, neuro, thoracic, open heart, trauma, pediatrics. Implements the role transition to beginning Surgical Technology practitioner.
4 Credit Hours

SUT 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

SUT 2300 Surgical Technology Review

This course will offer the Surgical Technology major the opportunity to review all program content in preparation for the national certification exam. Provides systematic review of all course material with related exams similar in design to the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam.
1 Credit Hour