Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


SUR-240 - Surgical Technology 4 (6 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: SUR230 COREQUISITES: SUR241
This course expands on the theoretical foundations of SUR110 Surgical and Central Service Technology 1, SUR120 Surgical Technology 2 and SUR230 Surgical Technology 3. Emphasis is placed on complex surgical procedures, utilization of surgical microscopes, care and handling of microsurgical instruments, advanced patient care concepts, preparation for all types of hazards and employability skills. Specialty areas include ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric surgery, advanced patient care concepts and procedures involving organ procurement and transplant, surgical oncology, trauma surgery and patients with special needs. Employability skills and all-hazards preparation are also addressed in this course. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.


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