Associate of Science Degree Program:
Preparation for the Certification Examination for the Surgical
SUT 2211—Basic Operating Room Techniques I Laboratory
Fundamental procedures of perioperative patient care. Guided practice
prior to clinical experiences. Must be taken concurrently with SUT
2510: Basic Operating Room Techniques and successful completion is
pre-requisite to SUT 2215: Clinical Practicum I.
SUT 2215—Clinical Practicum I
Supervised clinical experience in the application of basic patient care
procedures, safe practice and beginning skills of
sterilization/disinfection and aseptic technique. Prerequisite:
Successful completion of competency evaluation in SUT 2211.
SUT 2221—Pharmacology for
the Surgical Technologist
Introduction to the classification, actions, and uses of drugs. Emphasis
on drugs associated with various surgical, obstetrical, and emergency
care procedures. Includes calculation of dosages and drug preparation.
SUT 2222—Perioperative Practice
An overview of surgical technology as a health care profession.
Explores standards of care, criteria for professional growth,
psychological aspects of the patient including social and cultural
dimensions, and the ethical and legal issues surrounding the profession.
SUT 2231—Clinical Practicum
Four (4) week clinical coursework in all subspecialty areas of the
Operating Room at the advanced level. Prerequisites: SUT
2217, SUT 2523.
Introduction to commonly used medical abbreviations and terminology used
in the health care setting. Includes prefixes, suffixes, and root words.
SUT 2313—Surgical Pathophysiology
Emphasis on the anatomical structures of those body regions in which
surgery is most commonly performed and the diseases related to the
SUT 2510—Basic Operating Room Techniques
Orientation to surgical technology with emphasis on the fundamental
principles of basic patient care concepts, asepsis and the surgical
environment, and basic case preparation and procedures before, during
and after a surgical procedure. Classroom.
SUT 2425—Clinical Practicum II
Supervised clinical experience in the application of basic,
intermediate, and advanced surgical procedures, and a continuation of
aseptic technique and sterilization/disinfection skills.
SUT 2520—Advanced Operating Room
Emphasis placed on specialty surgical procedures and instrumentation.
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