Program Curriculum

PrerequisitesCr
AHE 150 HIV/AIDS EDUCATION 0.5
Meets requirements for health care professionals under RCW 18.130. Covers etiology and epidemiology of HIV, transmission and infection control, testing and counseling, clinical manifestations and treatment and psychosocial issues. Approved by the Washington State Department of Licensing.
AHE 151 STANDARD PRECAUTIONS/ FIRST AID 1
Covers blood-borne pathogens and infections that students may be exposed to in the health care setting, methods of prevention, and regulations surrounding workplace safety. Learn about equipment and supplies and practice using them.
AHE 152 HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR 1
American Heart Association Certificate --Health Care Provider CPR is for those in or entering health care with patient contact. Covers skills competency for infant, child and adult CPR that might be needed in the professional health care setting. Certificate awarded on completion.
PrerequisitesCr
AHE 165 ORMEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I 3
Fundamentals of medical terminology, with emphasis on basic rules, vocabulary building, abbreviations and knowledge of medical terms relating to body systems and medical specialties.
AHE 168 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 5
BIOL 128 SURVEY OF HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 5
Basic organization of the body; functions and interactions of body parts; response of the body to the environment. Lab included.
ENGL&101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 5
Covers academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Focuses on engaging and responding to a variety of texts. Through revision and reflection, develop skills as readers, writers and critical thinkers.
MIC 101 ORINTRODUCTION TO MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS 4
Intro to microcomputer applications for Windows. Includes an overview of Windows, the Microsoft Office System featuring Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet Browsers, email, along with emerging software application topics and concepts.
0R (Test out on SAM Challenge test)
SOC& 101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 5
Covers human social interaction with emphasis on group aspects of human behavior. Includes culture, socialization, family, education, urbanization, gender roles, social class, deviance, race, sexuality, demography and social change.
1'st QuarterCr
SURG 111 SURGICAL LAB 6
Covers principles and techniques of operating room procedures. Includes gowning and gloving, aseptic technique, creating and maintaining a sterile field, draping materials, basic instrumentation and patient transport.
SURG 113 SURGICAL THEORY I 10
Intro to surgical technology, including legal and ethical aspects, relationships with co-workers, hospital organization and inter-departmental relations, physical and psychological aspects of patient care, operating room techniques and procedures.
SURG 115 CLINICAL ORIENTATION 2
Covers observation of the environment, routines, supplies and equipment, patient-team interaction and application of scientific principles.
2'nd QuarterCr
SURG 121 SURGICAL SPECIALTY/PROFESSIONAL PREP 6
Intro to the principles and practice of surgical pharmacology and anesthesia related to the surgical patient. Learn about minimally invasive surgical instrumentation, equipment and supplies. Prereqs: SURG 111, 113, 115.
SURG 123 SURGICAL THEORY II 9
Examines microbiology, pharmacology and anesthesiology relating to the surgical patient. Includes additional peri-operative care techniques and surgical procedures, pathophysiology and the technologist?s role in surgery. Covers general, orthopedic, gynecological, genitourinary-reproductive and ophthalmic specialties.
SURG 125 CLINICAL PRACTICE I 4
Provides clinical practice, with focus on development of entry-level skills.
3'rd QuarterCr
SURG 133 SURGICAL THEORY III 10
Intro to circulating duties and job applicant skills. Covers advanced surgical specialties such as ear, nose and throat, vascular, cardiovascular, thoracic, neurological, plastic/reconstructive and pediatric procedures.
SURG 135 CLINICAL PRACTICE II 12
Provides advanced clinical practice to develop entry-level skills.
Optional AAS DegreeCr
MATH&107 ORMATH IN SOCIETY 5
Primarily for liberal arts majors. Designed to enhance mathematics literacy. Instructors choose college-level topics centered around a theme such as Environmental Math, History of Math, or General Topics in Math. Fulfills QSR requirement for A.A. degree. Minimum 2.0 required to meet Intermediate Algebra proficiency and QSR.
MATH&146 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 5
PSYC&100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 5
Intro to the scientific study of human behavior, including learning and thinking, development, perception, motivation, emotion, personality and individual differences, social and abnormal behavior, and research methods.

Related instruction courses (prereqs) can be 2.0 or higher. All surgical technology (specific) courses have to be 2.2 grade or higher.

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