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SGT 101 Introduction to Surgical Technology (3 credits)

An introduction to the field of surgical technology. Includes the study of medical legal aspects, ethical conduct, hospital policies, and preparations for the care of the surgical patient. Also includes clinical orientation sessions in the operating room setting at various hospitals in the community. Prerequisite: SGT major; co-requisites: SGT 102, 103, and 103L.

SGT 102 Surgical Pharmacology (1 credit)

Studies dosage equivalents and terminology, proper procedures for handling intra-operative drugs, principles of drug usage, and the principles and effects of anesthesia administration. Prerequisite: SGT major; co-requisites: SGT 101, 103, and 103L.

SGT 103 Principles of Surgical Technology (3 credits)

An introduction to surgical services and aseptic techniques. Topics will include: instrumentation, suture types and technique, scrubbing and preparing the sterile field, types of instruments, and uses of other operating room equipment. Prerequisite: SGT major; co-requisites: SGT 101, 102, and 103L.

SGT 103L Principles of Surgical Technology Lab (2 credits)

A lab to complement SGT 103 Principles of Surgical Technology. The student will be introduced to the techniques and equipment that are an integral part of his/her training as a Surgical Technologist. Prerequisite: SGT major; co-requisites: SGT 101, 102, and 103.

SGT 105 Clinical Practice I (5 credits)

Clinical application of basic surgical technology procedures. Includes the preparation of equipment and the practice of passing instruments and sutures during actual surgical procedures. Prerequisites: SGT 101, 102, 103, and 103L, and BIO 171.

SGT 111 Surgical Procedures (5 credits)

A course detailing surgical procedures and the part the surgical technologist plays. Common surgical procedures are explained for each major body system. The student learns how to assist the physician during each specific procedure. Prerequisites: SGT 101, 102, 103, and 103L, and BIO 171.

SGT 115 Clinical Practice II (6 credits)

A continuation of SGT 105. More advanced application of clinical procedures in the operating room. Prerequisites: SGT 105 and 111, and BIO 172.