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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SURG 1360 - Surgical Seminar

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: Admission into the Surgical Technology Program; SURG 1055 , SURG 1200 , SURG 1250 , and SURG 1265  all with grade C or better, or grade Pass (if the course is a Pass/Fail course)

Corequisites: SURG 1300  and SURG 1350  

This course includes preparation of the students for professional employment. Students will successfully complete a resume and develop skills in interviewing techniques. Students will further develop test‑taking skills to prepare to take the National Certification Examination utilizing techniques and exercises and practice in successful writing of a standardized exam.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Winter semester only

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop a plan of action to seek employment as a surgical technologist.

Objectives:

  1. Locate surgical technology positions.
  2. Identify steps to obtain employment.
  3. Discuss current employment trends.
  4. Outline possible career opportunities.
  5. Demonstrate competencies of a surgical technologist.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to improve comprehension.

Objectives:

  1. Practice methods for improving reading. 
  2. Practice studying skills for exam writing.
  3. Develop strategies for successful exam writing.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to improve writing examinations.

Objectives:

  1. Practice reading skills.
  2. Practice studying skills for exam writing.
  3. Develop strategies for successful exam writing.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to list professional organizations related to surgical technology.

Objectives:

  1. Identify advantages of AST membership.
  2. Identify accrediting agencies.
  3. Identify ways to obtain continuing education credits.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to outline factors that influence job retention.

Objectives:

  1. List employability qualities.
  2. Explain the purpose of continuing education.
  3. Explain the purpose of certification.
  4. Discuss personal and professional relations.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply professional employment skills.

Objectives:

  1. List employability qualities.
  2. Develop a professional resume, cover letter, thank you letter, acceptance letter, and letter declining a position.
  3. Develop interviewing techniques appropriate to employment opportunities.
  4. Discuss and role-play interview strategies.
  5. Recognize traits of a good listener.
  6. Use good eye contact when interviewed by a panel (two or more participants).
  7. Choose proper attire for the interview process.
  8. Recognize proper body language.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
UNIT I. Successful resume and job-seeking skills

  • Career opportunities
  • Steps to obtain employment

UNIT II. Role-play interview strategies
UNIT III. Strategies for successful exam writing


Primary Faculty
Ness, Elizabeth
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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