Pearl River Community College

Course Descriptions

SUT Curriculum & Program requirements may be revised as necessary

1113 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology (3)
This is a basic introductory course including hospital and surgical suite organization and environment, history, legal responsibilities, terminology, interpersonal relationships, and biomedical sciences.
(3 sch. 3hrs. lecture) Co-requisites: All 1st semester courses

1217 Principles of Surgical Technique (7)
This course is a comprehensive study of aseptic technique, safe patient care, anesthesia, pharmacology, and surgical techniques.
(7 sch. 3 hr. lecture, 8 hrs. lab) Co-requisites: All 1st semester courses

1412 Surgical Microbiology (2)
This is an introduction to pathogenic microorganisms related to surgery and their effect on wound healing and infection. It includes principles of sterilization and disinfection.
(2 sch. 2 hrs. lecture) Co-requisites: All 1st semester courses

1314 Surgical Anatomy (4)
Emphasis is placed on structure and function of the human body as related to surgery. A study of medical terminology and application of the principles of surgical anatomy are emphasized and related to the clinical experience.
(4 sch. 4 hrs. lecture) Co-requisites: All 1st semester courses

1222 Surgical Medical Terminology (2)

Emphasis is placed on Medical Terms as related to surgery. Students will learn the coorect application of surgical Medical Terms for partipation in the clinical experience and the relevant Medical Terminology as it relates to the surgical setting, the surgical patient, and various surgical specialties and procedures. (2 sch. 2 hrs. lecture) Co-requisites: All 1st semester courses

1518 Basic & Related Surgical Procedures (8)

This course includes instruction in regional anatomy, pathology, instrumentation, and surgical techniques in general surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, urology, minimally invasive endoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries. It requires clinical experience in area hospital surgical suites and related departments as well as proper clinical documentation.
(8 sch. 4 hr. lecture, 12 hrs. clinical) Pre-requisites: All 1st semester courses

1528 Specialized Surgical Procedures (8)
This course includes instruction in regional anatomy, pathology, instrumentation, and techniques in surgical specialty areas of ear, nose, and throat; ophthalmology; plastic and reconstructive; oral & maxillofacial; orthopedics and neurosurgery. This course requires clinical experience in area hospital surgical suites and related departments as well as proper clinical documentation
(8 sch. 4 hrs. lecture, 12 hrs. clinical) Pre-requisites: 2nd semester course Co-requisites: SUT 1538, 1703

1538 Advanced Surgical Procedures (8)
This course includes instruction in regional anatomy, pathology, instrumentation, and techniques in surgical specialty areas of thoracic and pulmonary, peripheral vascular, cardiac, and trauma surgery. This course requires clinical experience in area hospital surgical suites and related departments as well as proper clinical documentation and a comprehensive final examination.
(8 sch. 4hrs. lecture, 12 hours clinical) Pre-requisites: 2nd semester course Co-requisites: SUT 1528, 1703

1703 Certification & Role Transition (3)
This course examines the role for the surgical technologist in a variety of settings and required of various job descriptions and or departments. We will also explore adaptive critical thinking skills in a variety of settings, effective team and professional behaviors, continuing education, and sterile technique applications. This course also helps prepare the student to sit for the National Certification Exam for surgical technologists including review and eligibility documentation. Employability skills, paperwork and preparation will be discussed along with examining duties and requirements necessary for different roles or job duties. Certification requirements and maintenance will also be covered. This course will cover all material taught in SUT 1314, 1412, 1217, 1113, 1222, 1518 and material that will be currently taught in SUT 1528 & 1538.
Pre-requisites: 2nd semester course Co-requisites: SUT 1528, 1538