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 08:00AM-12:15PM S 4418 Bowers,Jean 8 0*
    06:00PM-09:50PM TTH 4418 Hoskins,Dave    
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - SATURDAY, EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
*Open seats as of Friday, August 29, 2014 7:57 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 Staff 8 7*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
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 Friday, August 29, 2014 7:57 AM
ST 110 INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY 8 Units Fee: $152. Grade only. [Prerequisite: BIOL 190 or BIOL 260 or equivalent; and MEDOP 230 or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program. Corequisite: ST 120.] Introduces operating room nursing, aseptic techniques, disinfection, sterilization, instruments, and equipment. Includes supplies needed for general, gynecologic, thoracic, cardiovascular, and orthopedic surgery. Emphasizes moral, ethical, legal responsibilities, basics of patient care, communication, professional behavior, stress management, and medications used in the surgical process. (Same as ORN 110). [D; CSU]
ST 110 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89776 ST 110 301 08:00AM-10:30AM TWTH 4418 Dunkley,Vernell 18 14*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Prior application required through the Nursing Program; No WebAdvisor enrollment available.
*Open seats as of Friday, August 29, 2014 7:57 AM
ST 120 SURGICAL LABORATORY 4 Units Fee: $126. Pass/No Pass only. [Corequisite: ST 110.] Provides laboratory practice in basic surgical technique, asepsis, instrumentation, and surgical procedures in the major specialties. Includes a simulated operating room, and operating room scenarios. (Same as ORN 120.) [D; CSU]
ST 120 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89777 ST 120 301 11:00AM-03:50PM TWTH 4418 Dunkley,Vernell 18 5*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Friday, August 29, 2014 7:57 AM

Total Courses: 4 Total Sections: 4
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