Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts & Techniques Syllabus for 2021-2022
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SRGT-1409-001 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts & Techniques


Corequisite: BIOL 2401

Course Description

In-depth coverage of perioperative concepts such as aseptic/sterile principles and practices, infectious processes, wound healing and creation and maintenance of the sterile field.

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(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 4 lab)

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Title, Edition, Copyright, ISBN#


SRGT 1405, 1409



7th EDITION or Newest edition





Lab Copies Avail for Use in lab

SRGT 1409


Cengage Unlimited 

Surgical Technology for Sugical Technologist




SRGT 1409



3RD EDITION or newest Edition




Lab Copies Available 

All Courses

Carolyn Sherman and Mary Chmielewski

Lange Q&A Surgical Technology Examination 7th Ed.

ISBN: 978-0-07-174576-5

McGraw Hill Medical

All Courses

Nancy N. Bankanich

Operating Room Skills: Fundamentals for the Surgical Technologist  2nd Ed.




All Courses    AST      Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist   CENGAGE UNLIMITED (Same as Intro Class)

Pocket guide from Intro will be used as well 


YOU MUST PURCHASE the following :

Trajecsys is a tool we use to track all your cases and clinical experience.


  • All students will need a set of scrubs (shirt and a pant) in royal blue color.  * You may wait till after first day of class to purchase to assure the right color
  • Purchase two surgical technology patches from bookstore.
  • 3” binder with clear sleeve for name on cover, with  8 dividers
  • Small notepad to fit in pocket with pens
  • Eye protective glasses * may wait to see examples in class
  • Comfortable tennis shoes or running shoes to be able to stand in.
  • Book list is attached.

Student Performance


COURSE DESCRIPTION: In-depth coverage of perioperative concepts such as aseptic/sterile principles and practices, infectious processes, wound healing, and creation and maintenance of the sterile field.  Hours (4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 4 lab)



END-Of-COURSE OUTCOMES: Identify and demonstrate principles of aseptic techniques; explain infectious processes and concepts of wound healing; and create and maintain a sterile field utilizing basic case preparation and procedures.




PRE-REQUISITE: BIOL 2401 or concurrent enrollment




STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: SRGT 1409  Is designed  to prepare the student to enter the surgical environment with entry-level knowledge of aseptic technique principles and practices, the creation and maintenance of the sterile field including equipment, supplies, and instrumentation, and basic case preparation and procedures.  An introduction to diseases and disease processes that may be displayed by the surgical patient and the patient’s bodily responses to disease are also included. 




GOALS: Given the course textbooks, personal notes, handouts, and other course demonstrate techniques materials, the student shall accomplish each of the following course goals as evaluated by the course instructor:

“The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as entry level surgical technologist and become contributing members of the health care team. This will be accomplished by preparing competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains and meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current CAAHEP standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology.”

(ARC/STSA ST Standards Interpretive Guide p12)


Continue with Anesthesia AST ch. 9

Goal #1 Microbiology and Process of Infection: - RECAP FROM INTRO to use with ORIENTATION TO INSTRUMENT PROCESSING ***

A.    Identify and define common terminology associated with microbiology.

B.     Define, analyze and discuss basic microbiology and the process of infection.

C.     Classify diseases and their causes.

Goal #2 Decontamination, Sterilization, and Disinfection

A.    Define principles of decontamination, sterilization, and disinfection.

B.     Discuss methods of sterilization.

C.     Discuss sterile storage and distribution of sterile supplies.

Goal #3 Aseptic Technique

A.    Discuss asepsis and sterile technique as it relates to pre-op, intra-op and post-op practices.


Goal #4 Preoperative

A.    Discuss and identify process of preoperative routine as it relates to patient care concepts, non-sterile responsibilities and sterile responsibilities.

Goal #5 Intra-operative

A.    Discuss and identify process of intraoperative routine as it relates to patient care concepts, non-sterile responsibilities and sterile responsibilities.

Goal #6 Postoperative

A.    Discuss and identify process of postoperative routine as it relates to patient care concepts, non-sterile responsibilities and sterile responsibilities.

  1. COMPETENCIES: Given the course textbooks, personal notes, handouts, and other course materials, the student shall be able to perform each of the following on a written examination with an accuracy of not less than 70% as evaluated by the course instructor.

Goal #1 (Microbiology and Process of Infection)


1.       State historical names related to microbiology.

2.      Define specific microbiological terms and definitions.

3.      Discuss overview of organisms and cells.

4.      Discuss the fluid movement concepts.

5.       State the different types of microscopes used for investigation.

6.      Identify major classes of microorganisms.

7.      Name medically important orders and pathogenic consequences.

8.      Identify protozoan diseases with their causes and characteristics.

9.      Identify characteristics of fungi.

10.  Distinguish between characteristics of yeasts and molds and their mycoses.

11.  State and discuss specific methods of microbial transmissions.

12.  Discuss pathogenicity.

13.  Discuss and explain the significance of spores in medicine

14.  Discuss and explain body fluids that transmit the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

15.  Identify and discuss specific methods of microbial control.

16.  Discuss factors that enable pathogens to invade a host and cause disease.

17.  Identify and discuss general mechanisms that protect the body from harmful foreign substances.

18.  Describe the various immune responses that occur in the body.

19.  Explain how the body attempts to destroy pathogens that invade the body.

20.  Explain the different types of immunity.

21.  Define terms relevant to immunologic defense mechanisms.

Goal #2 (Decontamination, Sterilization and Disinfection) RECAP FOR ORIENTATION FOR CENTRAL PROCESSING 

1.      Identify principles and demonstrate techniques of sterilization.

2.      Identify principles and demonstrate techniques of disinfection and antisepsis.

3.      Define terminology associated with decontamination, sterilization and disinfection.

4.      Discuss sterilization processes.

5.      Distinguish the different methods of sterilization used in the operating room.

6.      Define and discuss a prion.

7.      Discuss and demonstrate the process and reprocessing of surgical supplies.

8.      Discuss and demonstrate loading of the steam sterilizer.

9.      Discuss gas sterilization and the hazards associated with gas sterilization.

10.  Discuss terminal decontamination of the operating room and equipment.

Goal #3 (Aseptic Technique)

1.      Discuss and define asepsis and sterile technique.

  1. Define and discuss Surgical Conscience.
  2. Discuss and demonstrate proper hand washing.
  3. Discuss personal hygiene.
  4. Define terminology associated with aseptic technique.
  5. Demonstrate aseptic practice by scrubbing, gowning, and gloving effectively.
  6. Prepare sterile field, necessary instruments and supplies in a timely manner.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of counting following proper policies and procedures.
  8. Select and apply appropriate draping materials.
  9. Discuss proper removal of gowns, gloves and drapes.

Goal #4 Preoperative routine

1.      Identify biological needs of patient: nutrition, sleep, regulation of body processes, fluid balance, oxygen exchange, elimination of waste.

2.      Identify the psychological needs of patient such as fear, loss of security and family issues, as well as cultural and spiritual needs.

3.      Describe and perform the physical preparation and care that the surgical patient may receive prior to the surgical procedure.

4.      Demonstrate the identification process for a surgical patient admitted to the surgical suite.

5.      Identify and discuss the methods of patient transportation.

6.      Demonstrate the principles of safe transportation.

7.      Define and Analyze laboratory reports in relationship to patient diagnosis and interviews.

8.      Discuss and review patient chart for completeness,

9.      Evaluate the items on the pre-operative patient checklist.

10.  Discuss and analyze the procedure for obtaining informed surgical consent.

11.  Discuss and analyze the legal concepts of obtaining informed consent.

12.  Discuss and demonstrate methods of patient transfer of the surgical transfer.

13.  Identify equipment utilized for safe transfer of the surgical patient.

14.  Employ the principles of body mechanics when transferring the surgical patient.

15.  Discuss and explain the necessity of each component of anesthesia preparation of the surgical patient.

16.  Discuss and demonstrate safe patient positioning.

17.  Perform basic positioning.

18.  Discuss the components and aides used to position the surgical patient.

19.  Discuss and demonstrate the functions of the operating room table.

20.  Discuss and list the indications for urinary catheterization.

21.  Discuss the basic considerations for urinary catheterization.

22.  List the supplies required to perform urinary catheterization.

23.  Demonstrate urinary catheterization.

24.  Discuss the principles of monitoring urine output.

25.  Contrast and compare different types of skin preparation.

26.  Describe the steps and rationales for surgical skin preparation.

27.  Recognize appropriates surgical attire.

28.  Employ principles involved in donning surgical attire.

29.  Identify methods used to access the needs for the case.

30.  Gather the instruments, supplies, and equipment needed for a surgical procedure.

31.  Discuss and assess the function, assembly, use, and care of equipment in the surgical environment.

32.  Describe the application of surgical equipment.

33.  Describe and identify the classifications, names, parts, materials, finishes, and uses of basic surgical instrumentation.

34.  Understand the relationship between instrument type and usage.

35.  Discuss and apply knowledge of basic surgical instrumentation to specific surgical procedures.

36.  Describe the function of the physical components of the operative suite.

37.  Plan and demonstrate methods of care, handling, and assembly of basic operating room furniture.

38.  Discuss and identify the use of various supplies and accessory supplies in the operative environment.

39.  Demonstrate the initial techniques for preparing instruments and supplies on the sterile field.

40.  Discuss and demonstrate draping of furniture and equipment needed for the surgical procedure.

41.  Apply the three principles of asepsis to the practice of sterile technique.

42.  Discuss and demonstrate the procedures for counting instruments, sponges, needles and other items on the field.

43.  Discuss the purposes and legal responsibilities of counts.

44.  Employ the techniques, timing and method of counts.

45.  Discuss and describe various types of draping material used in the surgical procedures.

46.  Discuss and demonstrate the appropriate drapes for specific positions and surgical procedures.

47.  Demonstrate the general principles of draping the patient, equipment and furniture.

48.  Discuss and demonstrate the initial steps for starting a surgical procedure.

49.  Demonstrate position of furniture and equipment to begin the surgical procedure.

50.  Place and secure supplies on the sterile field.

Goal #5 Intra-operative routine

1.      Describe the homeostatic parameters monitored in the operating room setting.

2.      Perform basic monitoring of patient homeostatic parameters.

3.      Discuss and perform duties within the surgical technologist’s scope of practice related to emergencies in the operating room setting.

4.      Discuss and describe the emergency procedures carried out in the operating room setting.

5.      Obtain and maintain CPR. .

6.      Initiate the beginning steps for the intraoperative phase of a surgical procedure.

7.      Monitor the sterile field and asses the needs of the surgical team.

8.      Provide forth needs of the sterile team members.

9.      Evaluate the common sources of documentation utilized in the operating room.

10.  Judge the importance and impact of proper documentation.

11.  Define specimen.

12.  Assess methods of obtaining specimens.

13.  Describe the handling of tissue specimens.

14.  Identify types of containers.

15.  Describe the procedure for specimen labeling and transfer to appropriate department.

16.  Evaluate the care given to specific types of specimens.

17.  Discuss areas for specimen storage.

18.  Employ basic routines of case management.

19.  Assess specific variations of intraoperative technique.

20.  Identify the various tissue layers of the abdominal wall.

21.  Describe the creation and usage of surgical incisions.

22.  Analyze the principles of Hemostasis.

23.  Differentiate among various methods of Hemostasis.

24.  Assess special techniques of Hemostasis.

25.  Differentiate among various methods of Hemostasis.

26.  Assess special techniques of Hemostasis.

27.  Describe principles of exposure.

28.  Identify criteria used to select exposure devices, and apply techniques for tissue exposure.

29.  Discuss types and characteristics of various catheters and drainage devices.

30.  Discuss different drainage devices for each specific drain.

31.  Compare and contrast the conceptual differences between gravity and vacuum drainage.

32.  Prepare catheters and drains for intraoperative use.

33.  Prepare anchoring devices for drains.

34.  Perform urinary catheterization.

35.  Analyze and assess the factors that influence the closure of each wound layer.

  1. Define terms and definitions related to suture and stapling devices.
  2. Describe the types, characteristics, and uses of suture materials.
  3. Explain the differences in suture classification.
  4. Review the principles of suture selection and preparation.
  5. Discuss suture preparation and handling techniques in the sterile field.
  6. Discuss the basic uses of stapling instruments.
  7. List and describe the basic type of stapling devices.
  8. Explain and demonstrate how to load, handle, and clean stapling devices.
  9. Define terms and definitions used for needles.
  10. List and describe surgical needles and needle points.
  11. Review the principles of proper needles and needle points.
  12. Describe the factors regarding selection of proper needle holders and loading of needles.
  13. Explain methods of accounting for needles.
  14. Demonstrate proper needle handling and passing
  15. Demonstrate proper care and handling of sharps.
  16. Demonstrate proper care and handling of special equipment and safety precautions involved.
  17. Evaluate the purposes of surgical dressings.
  18. Analyze their importance to postoperative wound care.
  19. Compare and contrast the most commonly used types of surgical and specialty dressings.
  20. Acknowledge the importance of proper surgical dressing application techniques.
  21. Apply proper principles of sterile technique and demonstrate the application of commonly used types of surgical and specialty dressings.

57.  Discuss the classification of surgical wounds.

  1. Describe the characteristics of inflammation.
  2. Describe the healing process.
  3. List the characteristics of the types of healing.
  4. Describe stages/phases of healing.
  5. List factors that influence wound healing.
  6. Explain the classifications of surgical wounds.

Goal #6 Postoperative Routine

1.      Evaluate attitudes, beliefs and classifications regarding death and dying.

2.      Compare and contrast responses to the process of death and various coping strategies and mechanisms.

3.      Debate quality of life vs. quantity of life.

4.      Trace the steps that are implemented when a patient death occurs in the operating room.

5.      Assess the standards and policies to promote patient satisfaction in the perioperative setting.

6.      Apply the various assessment methods to optimize quality patient care to promote safe discharge from the facility.

7.      Develop a plan to educate patients regarding the anticipated recovery process.

8.      Determine ways to proficiently manage patients to minimize costs to the patient, medical facility, and third party payers.

9.      List and define the five components of physical health, (cardiopulmonary, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition).

10.  Discuss and describe food sources of energy and the metabolic processes involved, and relate both of these to wellness and disease.

11.  Differentiate internal and external sources of stress, and the effect of stress on various body systems.

12.  Compare and contrast alternative healing methodologies, including mental health and spiritual attunement.

13.  Analyze the immediate postoperative care of the surgical patient.

14.  Describe potential postoperative discomforts and complications

15.  List necessary equipment in the post-anesthesia care unit.

16.  Perform postoperative case management duties in an organized and timely manner.

17.  Apply standard precautions to the performance of postoperative case management activities.

18.  Perform postoperative case management duties in an organized and timely manner.

19.  Apply standard precautions to the performance of postoperative case management activities.


Goal #7 Hazard Preparedness (Emergency Situations, All-Hazard Preparation AST Ch. 8)

1. Recognize appropriate action to emergency situations, implementing safe patient care.

2. Apply knowledge of radiological, biological, and chemical warfare in the treatment of patients.

3. Discuss treatment of patients in all hazard preparedness.

4. Discuss nature and types of various disasters

5.Describe disaster prepardness and plan for safety


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The social contract was created by the class of 2021-2022 as a set of guidelines and rules for all to follow during class, lab and clinical. 

Students will follow code of conduct and follow the students rights and responsibilities as set by Amarillo College.  (link listed above)

Each student is responsible for their own professional growth and development. Any student creating distractions that interferes with other students  learning environment will be counseled. 

Because clinical is an extension of SRGT 1409, All students must attend each clinical site for their clinical experience.  If a student is dismissed from a clinical site due to behavior, or ethical issues, then the student may be dismissed from the program. All students must adhere to the policies of the  clinical and student handbook. All policies for  each clinical facility must be followed.  Ethical behavior is essential for patient care and outcomes. Any student falsifying documents, case counts, or evaluations will be dismissed from program and given a failing grade.  This is part of the clinical grade and SRGT 1409 grade for Behavioral Assessment. 

All case studies will be completed in the students own words.  No copying or turning in of others work 

All students must score a 100 percent on skills in order to pass this course.  A final skill assessment will be given.  A student who does not pass on first attempt, will be given a second attempt.  If the second attempt is not passed successfully then the student will recieve a failing grade. 

Students must score a 90% or above on all instrument quizzes and pop quizzes.  


Open lab and tutoring  are available on Friday 9-12.  An appointment may also be scheduled it available. 

In the EVENT of another COVID Crisis:  Student's are expected to maintain professional behavior for all class and clinical sessions. ALL STUDENTS will follow protocol enforced by Amarillo College during the current pandemic crises.  No eating or drinking in the lab.  Masks will be worn at all times. Social distancing and hand washing will be enforced.  Lab and classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized after each meeting. 

Students who are exposed to COVID will immediately contact instructor for further instructions.  Quarantine may be warranted and a negative test will be needed in order to return to class, lab or clinical

Grading Criteria

REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS:  The course will use the following methods of instruction:  lecture, PowerPoint, videos, use of Black Board Collaborate, demonstrations, and return demonstrations and hands on lab. This course will consist of 6-7 major examinations, several quizzes and worksheets, laboratory assignments and quizzes, a report and presentation, and a final examination.  Each major examination will cover information presented since the previous exam (or start of the course for the first exam) and will be announced in advance.  Every effort will be made by the instructor to give a one week notice for an upcoming major exam. Quizzes and worksheets will test knowledge from the most previous lectures and may or may not be announced.  These will be given during class time.  Laboratory assignments and quizzes will be given on a weekly basis with testing performed during lab time. 


** The operating room is a highly skilled environment that each student must be prepared for.  The following is critical for the success of each student in the field of surgical technology.  **Each student will demonstrate lab skills though skill assessments.  The student must come prepared for each clinical skill.  The instructor will not prompt the student as to the material they are to be assessed on.  If a student does not meet the standard of the assessment, the student will have one chance to re-do the skill.  IF the student fails a second time, they will not be able to complete the semester and a grade of "F" will be given. 

Students will also demonstrate the behavioral assessment guide not only in clinical but in class and lab as well. 

See Above 




  1. Lecture Quizzes, homework, class work, group work, =10%
  2. Major examinations will be      =40%
  3. Lab, Instrument Quizzes, Skills = 30%
  4. Final Exam = 20%




The following grade scale applies throughout this course:


                     B= 80-89.9

                    C=75 -79.9

                     F= less than 74.9






MAKE-UP POLICY: There will be No makeup on any quizzes (class or lab).  A zero (0) will be given for the missed quiz.  Major Exams will be given in the testing center.  If a student misses a major exam,a 15 points deduction will be taken from the exam.  A student, who schedules a makeup major exam prior to the date that is missed, will receive full credit.

 It is the responsibility of the student to obtain assignments due to

absence or tardiness.

If a student arrives late to class and a quiz has been given, the student will not be given extra time to complete quiz.  When the last quiz is handed in for a student who was on time, the late student must turn in their quiz at that time.  If a student is late for a major exam, same rules apply as above.

Students who make less than 75 on any exam will complete remediation during open lab/tutoring session. 



ATTENDANCE POLICY:  This course is an on-campus course.

Class attendance is imperative to succeed in this course. 

Class and lab attendance will be monitored through Trajecsys.  It is the responsibility of the student to "clock in" for each class, lab or clinical session.

Each student is allowed one lecture and one lab absence.  After that, a 3 point deduction will be deducted from their final grade.  For example, if you miss two lectures, you will have a 3 point deduction from your final grade.  If you miss more than two lectures, then you will have 6 points deducted from your final grade.  

If a student relies on others for notes or other information during an absence, they may risk potential failure.  A student who arrives late to class may not take the quiz or extra credit points offered upon class start time. 

All students are responsible for their own learning and professional development.  Students should remember that they are on a yearlong interview for potential employment.  It is best to prepare the home and family for a busy year.

  The technical training in this course can be difficult and will warrant a student’s personal time for practice. Open lab sessions will be offered two times a week.


MAKE-UP POLICY: There will be No makeup on any quizzes (class or lab).  A zero (0) will be given for the missed quiz.  Major Exams will be given in the testing center.  If a student misses a major exam,a 15 points deduction will be taken from the exam.  A student, who schedules a makeup major exam prior to the date that is missed, will receive full credit. 




SRGT 1409 Weekly Assignments


PRIOR TO EACH Lecture or Lab, it is the responsibility of the student to be prepared with assignments complete prior to meeting.  (READ and COMPLETE WORKBOOK prior to lecture)

Assignments: For Each Chapter in “The Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist” complete the following prior to class the following week:

  • Read the chapter using Mind Tap, answer questions integrated in your reading
  • Complete the Mind Tap quiz that follows each Chapter

Assignments: For Each Chapter in “Practical Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist” complete the following prior to class the following week:

  • Read Chapter using Mind Tap,
  • Complete short quiz after reading
  • In lab we will discuss & practice

Assignments: For Each Chapter in “Surgical Instrumentation” complete the following prior to class the following week:

***All instrument quizzes will be given on Monday Morning at 0830*****

Major exams will be given at 12:15 each Monday if Testing Center can Accommodate

Lab time is 12:15- 4:15



Week One

Finish Chapter 9 Anesthesiology

Complete Work Book

Complete Mind tap

Homework – Read and Complete Chapter 10 Workbook prior to your small group lab

Prepare clinical Notebook

Complete short Medical term Assignment

Monday lab – Begin Ch. 10 in lab, introduction to new instruments and anesthesia equipment, how to use an ambu bag and assist anesthesia, cricoid pressure

Split in groups – identify instruments in major lap & Retractor Pan simulating counts patterns. Supplies, equipment recap

Small group labs – Skills Ch. 1-8 Recap: Practice setups and continue with counting, drawing medications, recap new instruments. Vital Signs

Introduce Drug Cards

Week two

Chapter 12 – Surgical Case Management

Continue with equipment and supplies over Ch. 10

Instrument Quiz  

Major Exam Over Anesthesia

Instrument quiz

All Class Lab  

Introduce Preop phase –Transport to OR, monitors, Introduce positioning and catheter placement

Small group lab continue with skills, Vital signs and setups – preop phase- transporting, monitors, vital signs and catheters and positioning

week three

Chapter 12 Continue

Major Exam over First section of Ch. 12

Instrument and Equipment quiz

All lab – Recap Preoperative phase, positioning, monitors, begin intraoperative phase, draping and bringing things to sterile field

Small labs – Practice skills and incorporate pre-op phase circulator and scrub duties  

Week Four

Ch. 6 Part III Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics – Demonstration and video

Begin Ch. 11 – Suture and Hemostasis, dressings and drains

Major exam over all of Ch. 12

Instrument and equipment exam

All lab – Review endo instruments and Robotic instruments, Continue with CH. 11 Hemostatic agents and wound healing, What are suture cards? Complete an example

Auto Suture Rep….

Small labs – continue with skills moving through skills book using job duties for each

MID point review of all skills thus far.  Must have complete understanding of surgical conscience

Week five

Chapter 13 Diagnostic Procedures

Major Exam over Ch. 6 Section III and Ch. 11

Instrument and Equipment exam

All Lab – Continue with Suture, Hemostasis, catch up lab, practice in groups

Small group lab – Practice setups and begin case study explanation – How to prepare for your clinical experience when first scrubbing

Week Six

Begin Chapter 14 General Surgery

Major Exam over  Ch. 13

All Lab – Continue with Suture, Hemostasis, catch up lab, practice in groups

Small group lab – Practice setups advancing in skills book and begin case study preparation

Week Seven

Chapter 14 – General Surgery


All Lab – Group Project due and study time with results of group project….Final comprehensive, not including general surgery

Small group lab – Practice setups and begin case study explanation – How to prepare for your clinical experience when first scrubbing

Week Eight

Final Exam on Monday

Skills final Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment/schedule

*Makeup skills final on Thursday

No OPEN labs this week

Additional Information

STUDENTS’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Amarillo College students should be familiar with the contents of Amarillo College’s Rights and Responsibilities document.  Copies of the pamphlet are available free to students from the Business Office, Registrar’s Office and the Dean of Student Services.


STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: A student who has a problem with the course or the course instructor should make every attempt to resolve the problem with the course instructor.  If that is not successful, the student may appeal the decision of the instructor to the program director, the chairman of Allied Health, the Associate Dean, and the President of the College – in that order.




STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements, and is the student’s responsibility to contact Disability Services (SSC 125, 371-5436) as soon as possible.


“The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as entry level surgical technologist and become contributing members of the health care team. This will be accomplished by preparing competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains and meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current CAAHEP standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology.”

(ARC/STSA ST Standards Interpretive Guide p12)


Amarillo College Surgical Technology is accredited by CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Mailing address:
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
P: 727-210-2350
F: 727-210-2354

This syllabus is subject to change.  If a change is made, each student will be notified of that change. 

Syllabus Created on:

10/14/21 1:06 PM

Last Edited on:

10/23/21 12:11 PM