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 168 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 5
Introduction to the concept of word building with Greek and Latin word roots, prefixes and suffixes, resulting in the acquisiton of a large medical vocabulary.
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.
PSYC&101 OR
PSYC&200 LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY 5
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
AHE 140 CENTRAL SUPPLY/INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN 10
For students interested in being a certified Central Supply/Instrument Technician. Addresses infection control, supplying and processing and distribution of supplies. Gain knowledge in safety, inventories, interpersonal skills, communication, interdisciplinary teams, professionalism and ethics.
AHE 146
2'nd 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.
3'rd 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.
4'th 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
HUM 105 INTERCULTURE COMMUNICATION 5
Interdisciplinary focus on the role of languages and culture in effective intercultural communication including values, patterns, history and attitudes that create and sustain cultures. Emphasis on skills and empathy gained from the study of diverse cultures through literature, theory and guest lecturers.
MATH&146 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 5
(Formerly MATH 109) Covers descriptive methods, probability and probability distributions, samples, decisions, hypothesis testing and statistical inferences. Fulfills QSR requirement for A.A. degree.

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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