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Curriculum

LogoSurgical Assisting Curriculum

Health Science Career Cluster
Surgical Assisting

Advanced Technical Certification - Surgical Assisting                                        CIP 51.0909
34 credit hours

This Advanced Technical certificate is designed for Surgical Technologists that already have an Associate’s Degree plus 2 years’ experience as a Certified Surgical Technologist.

    First Semester Lec  Lab Ext Cont  Hours
HITT 2435 Coding & Reimbursement Methodologies* 3 3 0 96 4
CSFA 1371 Fundamentals and Surgical Safety 3 1 0 64 3
CSFA 2371 Surgical Procedures 3 1 0 64 3
CSFA 2472 Suturing, Knot Tying, Hemostasis, and Wound Healing 3 4 0 112 4
Total Hours 12 9 0 336 14

*Denotes courses that may be taken at any time before or during the program.

Second Semester  Lec Lab Ext Cont Hours
CSFA 1172 Pharmacology & Anesthesia                                    1 1 0 32 1
CSFA 1173 Principles of Surgical Assisting Lab I 0 4 0 64 1
CSFA 1175 Perioperative Microbiology & Bioscience 0 3 0 48 1
CSFA 2372 Operative Anatomy & Pathophysiology I 2 4 0 96 3
CSFA 2473 Surgical Assisting Clinical I 0 0 18 288 4
Total Hours 3 12 18 528 10

 

                                               Third Semester    Lec Lab Ext Cont Hours
CSFA 1176  Complications in Surgery 1 0 0 16 1
CSFA 2171 Role Definition, Ethical, Legal & Moral Responsibilities 1 0 0 16 1
CSFA 2173 Principles of Surgical Assisting Lab II 0 4 0 64 1
CSFA 2373 Operative Anatomy & Pathophysiology II 2 4 0 96 3
CSFA 2474 Surgical Assisting Clinical II (Capstone) 0 0 18 288 4
Total Hours 4 8 17 480 10

                                                                                        GRAND TOTAL                                 1344      34

 

 

 

 

 

 

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