Surgical Technology (STE)

STE 100 | Fundamentals of Surgical Technology

Lecture Credit: 6

Emphasizes the theoretical basis of surgical technology practice.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program
Corequisite: STE 101 and STE 110

STE 101 | Surgical Technology Skills Lab

Lab Credit: 4

Provides the opportunity to learn and practice basic surgical technology skills.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program
Corequisite: STE 100 and STE 110

STE 103 | Introduction to Surgical Technology Lab

Lab Credit: 4

Introduces hands-on skills in a mock operating room environment for the preoperative phase of surgical technology that includes scrubbing, gowning and gloving, assisting team members, creating and organizing a sterile field, setting up instrumentation on the mayo stand, surgical case management, operative routines, patient transport, patient positioning, prepping, and draping, as well as learning procedures for counting instruments, sponges, needles, sharps, and other items on the sterile field.

Prerequisite: STE 100, STE 101, STE 110 with a grade of C or better

STE 105 | Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

Lecture Credit: 2

Covers basic surgical pharmacology including the metric system, pharmacology theory, surgical drugs, and aspects of anesthesia

Prerequisite: STE 100, STE 101, and STE 110 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: STE 115 and STE 181

STE 110 | Surgical Procedures I

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Reviews general, gynecological, and urological surgical procedures. Includes a review of the equipment and supplies utilized during the pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative phases of these procedures.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program
Corequisite: STE 100 and STE 101

STE 115 | Surgical Procedures II

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Reviews plastic, otorhinolaryngocological, ophthalmologic, and orthopedis surgical procedures. Includes a review of the equipment and supplies utilized during the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative phases of these procedures.

Prerequisite: STE 100, STE 101, and STE 110 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: STE 105 and STE 181

STE 120 | Surgical Procedures III

Lecture Credit: 3

Reviews cardiac, peripheral vascular, and neurologic surgical procedures. Includes a review of the instruments, equipment, and supplies utilized during the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases of these procedures.

Prerequisite: STE 110 and STE 115 with a grade of C or better

STE 175 | Special Topics

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of a special topic of interest.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program

Note: Special topics courses range from 0-12 credits and vary in learning type. Please see your program chair for more information about your options.

STE 179 | Surgical Technology Seminar

Lecture Credit: 2

Allows Surgical Technology students to learn techniques helpful in passing the required national certification exam for surgical technology from the Association for Surgical Technologists.

Prerequisite: STE 100, STE 101, STE 105, STE 110, STE 115, STE 120, STE 181, and STE 182 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: STE 183

STE 181 | Surgical Internship I

Internship Credit: 4

Allows students to integrate theoretical concepts in a clinical surgical setting.

Prerequisite: STE 100, STE 101, and STE 110 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: STE 105 and STE 115

STE 182 | Internship II

Lecture Credit: 4

Allows students to integrate advanced theoretical concepts in a clinical surgical setting.

Prerequisite: STE 100, STE 101, STE 105, STE 110, STE 115, STE 120, and STE 181 with a grade of C or better

STE 183 | Internship III

Lecture Credit: 6

Allows students to integrate advanced theoretical concepts in a clinical surgical setting.

Prerequisite: STE 100, STE 101, STE 105, STE 110, STE 115, STE 120, STE 181, and STE 182 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: STE 179

STE 279 | CST Exam Review Course

Lecture Credit: 2

Prepares students for the National Certification Exam administered by The National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) by introducing test taking skills and strategies for success. Students will review major concepts in the surgical technology program in preparation for the CST examination.

STE 281 | Surgical Technology Clinical Internship I

Internship Credit: 4

Provides clinical hands-on experience for student to perform surgical technology duties in the first-scrub, second-scrub, and observation role during any given surgical procedure with proficiency and increased complexity while progressing towards entry-level graduate achievement. Clinical experience will be documented by procedure, date and student role while verifying case counts throughout the surgical rotation as defined by accreditation standards through a total of 120 cases. This is the first of three surgical technology clinical internships.

STE 282 | Surgical Technology Clinical Internship II

Internship Credit: 4

Provides clinical hands-on experience for student to perform surgical technology duties in the first-scrub, second-scrub, and observation role during any given surgical procedure with proficiency and increased complexity while progressing towards entry-level graduate achievement. Clinical experience will be documented by procedure, date and student role while verifying case counts throughout the surgical rotation as defined by accreditation standards through a total of 120 cases. This is the second of three surgical technology clinical internships.

STE 283 | Surgical Technology Clinical Internship III

Internship Credit: 6

Provides clinical hands-on experience for student to perform surgical technology duties in the first-scrub, second-scrub, and observation role during any given surgical procedure with proficiency and increased complexity while progressing towards entry-level graduate achievement. Clinical experience will be documented by procedure, date and student role while verifying case counts throughout the surgical rotation as defined by accreditation standards through a total of 120 cases. This is the third of three surgical technology clinical internships.