Surgical Technology

CPTR 1000 Introduction To Computers
An introductory study of computer system components, operating system environments.  Internet concepts, and security issues. Includes a hands-on study emphasizing computer hardware and various operating systems features.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 45

HNUR 1211 Nursing Fundamentals
Theory (45hrs) and supervised skills lab (30hrs) experiences that focus on providing basic nursing skills to meet the physiological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of clients in various health care environments. Infection control information and skills are presented as part of this course. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) guidelines are presented as application of the nursing process in the management of clients with health alterations.
PREREQUISITES: Admission into applicable program. 

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 75

HNUR 1300 Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Providers
This course is a study of structure and function of the human body systems to include cells, skeletal, muscular, circulatory/lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, nervous, sensory and integumentary systems. Medical terms and commonly used medical/nursing abbreviations related to each body system are addressed in detail in this course.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into applicable program.

Lecture Hours 5 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 5 Clock Hours 90

HNUR 1361 Basic Pharmacology
Medical math is an integral component of this course. The terminology and principles of medication administration are presented in this course. It includes medication assessment, procedures for administration of oral, parenteral, topical, irrigation and instillation routes/methods, along with basic dosage calculations of medications/intravenous fluid rates. Safety precautions, guidelines and documentation are emphasized.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into applicable program

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 60

SURG 1000 Introduction To Surgical Technology
This course introduces the student to the broad field of surgical technology. It is a prerequisite course to entry into the clinical training sequence of courses. Included are basic subject areas such as general introductory information, and introduction to patient care.
PREREQUISITES: Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1211 is required.

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

SURG 1101 Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia
Student learns the classifications and actions of the pharmacological agents used in surgery and to distinguish among the types of anesthetic agents, methods of administration, the desired effects, and the potential complications of anesthesia. 
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1351, ORNT 1000, CPTR 1000, SURG 1000

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 1 Clock Hours 30

SURG 1201 Surgical Technology- Circulator Role
This course introduces the student to the practice of surgical technology. The focus of this course is on skills that are NOT specifically those of the first scrub role. This course requires the student to demonstrate both knowledge and skills. Each student demonstrates the proper and safe execution of procedures and use of equipment. 
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1351, ORNT 1000, CPTR 1000, SURG 1000

Lecture Hours 5 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 6 Clock Hours 105

SURG 1311 Surgical Technology- Scrub Role
This is a course designed to provide the student with a solid introduction to the operating room and its routines. This course functions to expand knowledge gained in the Introduction to Surgical Technology Course and support the knowledge being gained in Surgical Technology – Scrub Role Course and Surgical Technology – Circulator Role Course. By working in the clinical setting of the surgical suite, the student will become familiar with the health care facility and its ancillary departments. While in Central Sterile Supply Processing the student will become familiar with instrument handling as well as handling of supplies. Also included in this course are tasks of surgery personnel such as the orderly/aide/attendant, anesthesia, circulator, and post-anesthesia care unit as well as the surgical technologist. The student will begin the task of performing the 125 cases required to complete the entire Surgical Technology Program once the Clinical Readiness Exam is passed.
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1351, ORNT 1000, CPRT 1000, SURG 1000, SURG 1201, SURG 2201

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 90

SURG 1302Surgical Technology Clinical 1
This is a course designed to provide the student with a solid introduction to the operating room and its routines. This course functions to expand knowledge gained in the Introduction to Surgical Technology Course and support the knowledge being gained in Surgical Technology – Scrub Role Course and Surgical Technology – Circulator Role Course. By working in the clinical setting of the surgical suite, the student will become familiar with the health care facility and its ancillary departments. While in Central Sterile Supply Processing the student will become familiar with instrument handling as well as handling of supplies. Also included in this course are tasks of surgery personnel such as the orderly/aide/attendant, anesthesia, circulator, and post-anesthesia care unit as well as the surgical technologist. The student will begin the task of performing the 125 cases required to complete the entire Surgical Technology Program once the Clinical Readiness Exam is passed.
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1351, ORNT 1000, CPRT 1000, SURG 1000, SURG 1201, SURG 2201

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 1 Clock Hours 90

SURG 2100 Surgical Technology- Biomedical Science Applications
This course introduces the student to the broad field of surgical technology. It is a prerequisite course to entry into the clinical training sequence of courses. Included are basic subject areas such as general introductory information, and introduction to patient care.
PREREQUISITES: Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1211 is required.

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45

JOBS 2450 Job Seeking Skills
This course is required of all Technical Diploma and Associate Degree students and should be taken during their last semester of enrollment prior to completion of diploma/degree requirements. 
This course assists students in making immediate and future decisions concerning job choices and educational growth by compiling résumés, evaluating job offers, and outlining information essential to finding, applying for, and terminating a job. It also includes personal/career assessments including foundational Work Keys assessments, application for the Louisiana Work Ready! (National Career Ready) Certificate.
The completion of a student career presentation portfolio to minimum specifications will be a requirement for course completion.
PREREQUISITES: ORNT 1000

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 30

ENGL 1015 English Composition
The study of the basic rhetorical modes of English composition with emphasis on prewriting, writing, and revising techniques utilizing correct English grammar, usage, and punctuation.
PREREQUISITES: English score of at least 20 on the Enhanced ACT, successful completion of Developmental English, or permission of the campus CAO.

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

MATH 1015 College Algebra
Linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, radical and rational equations, complex numbers, graphing, functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities.
PREREQUISITES: Math score of at least 21 on the Enhanced ACT, successful completion of Developmental Math, or permission of the campus CAO.

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

PHSC 1015 Physical Science
Introductory study of topics in physical science including motion, energy, temperature, light and sound, electricity, and atomic structure.
PREREQUISITES: NONE

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

SURG 2101 Surgical Procedures 1
Student learns the classifications and actions of the pharmacological agents used in surgery and to distinguish among the types of anesthetic agents, methods of administration, the desired effects, and the potential complications of anesthesia. 
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1351, ORNT 1000, CPTR 1000, SURG 1000

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 35

PSYC 2015 Introduction to Psychology
An overview of psychology designed to expose students to the major theories, research practices, and applied areas of psychology.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Horus 45

CSRV 1000 Customer Service
This course is intended to help participants' progress from learning about themselves, to learning how to relate to their internal customers as well as their external customers in the workplace.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

SPCH 1015 Introduction To Public Speaking
Designed to teach students basic public presentation principles and skills. Students complete one speech each of personal introduction, information, persuasion, demonstration, and special occasion (influential person).
PREREQUISITES: none

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

CSRV 2000 Customer Service
The assessment to earn sales certification measures and validates
knowledge in the following areas: prepares for selling, gains customer commitment and closes the sale,
develops and implements sales and follow-up plan. The interactive curriculum is built upon the national
sales standards. Upon completion of the course students will be eligible to schedule the NRF National
Professional Certification in Sales. Successful candidates prove their demonstration of knowledge and
skills important to successful employment in sales and service centers and will receive a certification
and a pin. These credentials are portable from state to state since this is a national certification. 
PREREQUISITES: Customer Service 1000

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45

ENTP 1000 Fundamentals Of Entrepreneurship
This course is an introduction to the entrepreneurial process and the skills needed to plan, organize, manage, operate and finance a small business.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45

SURG 2991 Special Projects 1
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 1 Clock Hours 30

SURG 2993 Special Projects 2
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 60

SURG 2995 Special Projects 3
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 90

SURG 2996 Special Projects 4
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

SURG 2997 Practicum
A Practicum provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's education objectives. Students participating in Practicum do not receive compensation.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 135

SURG 2999 Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's educational objectives.  Students participating in Cooperative Education receive compensation for their work.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 135