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Course Number: SRGT 1166 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Current CPR certification. Acceptance into the Perioperative Nursing program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1340.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: SRGT 1167 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Current CPR certification. Acceptance into the Perioperative Nursing program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1340.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: SRGT 1340 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Perioperative Nursing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Current R.N. licensure by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas, or graduate nurse pending NCLEX-RN examination. Current CPR certification. Acceptance into the Perioperative Nursing Program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1167.
Course Description: Introduction of the registered nurse or new graduate nurse to the operating room environment. The intraoperative aspect of perioperative nursing is emphasized. Included are basic principles of sterile technique, sterilization, preparation, care and use of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment; ethical/legal implications; surgical pharmacology and anesthetic agents; basic care and safety of the patient in the operating room. The scrub role is emphasized. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Perioperative Nursing II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in SRGT 1340 and SRGT 1167.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 2366.
Course Description: Expansion of the principles and skills learned in Perioperative Nursing I. Included are specific patient preparations and care for given surgical procedures; wound healing; complications of surgical interventions; and pre- and post-operative visits. Selected surgical procedures will incorporate all human body systems. The circulating role is emphasized. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 1361 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Students must be accepted into the Surgical Technology Program.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (15 Ext.)


Course Number: SRGT 1367 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in all prerequisite and previous semester support and Surgical Technology course work. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in HPRS 1202. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1441 and 1442.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (21 Ext.)


Course Number: SRGT 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Surgical Procedures I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A minimum "C" grade or better in SRGT 1340 and SRG 1167.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1343 and SRGT 2366.
Course Description: Introduction to surgical procedures and related pathologies. With emphasis on surgical procedures related to general, obstetrics/gynecology, genitourinary, otorhinolaryngology and orthopedic surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies. Scrub and circulating roles are emphasized. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 1505 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Surgical Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Surgical Technologist program and a minimum "C" grade or better in ENGL 1301, SPCH 1311, SCIT 1407, HPRS 1204 and HPRS 2231. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in SCIT 1408 and HPRS 2300. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1509 and 1166.
Course Description: Orientation to surgical technology theory, surgical pharmacology and anesthesia, technological sciences, and patient care concepts. (4 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: SRGT 1509 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Surgical Technologist program and a minimum "C" grade or better in ENGL 1301, SPCH 1311, SCIT 1407, HPRS 1204 and HPRS 2231. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in SCIT 1408 and HPRS 2300. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1505 and 1166.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of perioperative concepts such as aseptic principles and practices, infectious processes, wound healing, and creation and maintenance of the sterile field. (4 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: SRGT 1541 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Surgical Procedures I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in all prerequisite and previous semester support and Surgical Technology course work. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in HPRS 1202. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1542 and 1367.
Course Description: Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the general, OB/GYN, genitourinary, and orthopedic surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care. (5 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 1542 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Surgical Procedures II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in all prerequisite and previous semester support and Surgical Technology course work. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in HPRS 1202. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1541 and 1367.
Course Description: Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the thoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic/reconstructive, EENT, cardiac, and neurological surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care. (5 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 2130 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Professional Readiness

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in all prerequisite and previous semester support and Surgical Technologist course work. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 2266.
Course Description: Exploration of issues and situations faced as surgical technologists. Topics may include job-seeking skills and written professional portfolios, pros/cons of malpractice insurance, reality shock of employment, coping with issues of death and dying, organ procurement issues, and preparation for national certification. A capstone experience may be included. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 2362 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Students must be accepted into the Surgical Technology Program. Completion of SRGT 1361 and SRGT 1367 with a passing grade of “C.”
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (15 Ext.)


Course Number: SRGT 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in SRGT 1340 and SRGT 1167.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1343.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (21 Ext.)



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Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.