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SRGT 1166 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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 1405 and 1409.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


SRGT 1167 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Current CPR certification. Acceptance into the Perioperative Nursing program. Concurrent enrollment in Perioperative Nursing I (SRGT 1340). Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


SRGT 1340 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Perioperative Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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. Concurrent enrollment in Practicum (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.)


SRGT 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Perioperative Nursing II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A minimum "C" grade or better in Perioperative Nursing I (SRGT 1340) and Practicum (SRGT 1167). Concurrent enrollment in Practicum (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.)


SRGT 1367 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


SRGT 1441 (4 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added July 16, 2012
Offered at ECC

Surgical Procedures I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A minimum "C" grade or better in SRGT 1340 and SRG 1167.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in 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.)


SRGT 1505 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Surgical Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


SRGT 1509 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


SRGT 1541 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Surgical Procedures I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


SRGT 1542 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Surgical Procedures II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


SRGT 2130 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Professional Readiness
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


SRGT 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A minimum "C" grade or better in all prerequisite and previous semester support and Surgical Technologist course work. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 2130.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. An external experience capstone is included. (20 Ext.)


SRGT 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A minimum "C" grade or better in Perioperative Nursing I (SRGT 1340) and Practicum (SRGT 1167). Concurrent enrollment in Perioperative Nursing II (SRGT 1343).
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (21 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
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.


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