Surgical Technology

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ST 10A CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY 4.5 Units Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces basic functions of a Central Service Department and includes microbiology, aseptic technique, disinfecting equipment, decontamination and sterilization as well as wrapping and packaging of surgical instruments. Provides a review of body systems and identification of instruments used in surgery. Emphasizes medical terminology, safety precautions, risk management, regulations, inventory management, ethical responsibilities, and communication skills. [D]
ST 10A Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89774 ST 10A 350 06:00PM-09:50PM TTH 4418 Hoskins,Dave 8 0*
    08:00AM-12:15PM S 4418 Bowers,Jean    
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
ST 10B CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY 3.5 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: ST 10A or equivalent.] Provides laboratory experience to support the initial theory course for the Central Service Technology (CST) certificate program. Emphaszes training in aseptic technique, cleaning, disinfecting and sterilization in the hopsital setting. Includes the practice of wrapping, packing, and inspecting surgical instruments. [D]
ST 10B Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89775 ST 10B E1 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Hoskins,Dave 8 6*
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
Prior application required through the Nursing Program; No WebAdvisor enrollment available. 176-198 total hours to be scheduled.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM

Total Courses: 2 Total Sections: 2
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