Summer Sessions 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: SRGT-2130 (Section: 1, CRN: 60725)
Professional Readiness
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Instructor Information
Instructor Donnis Hunter
Phone (409) 984-6372
Office Allied Health - Room: 107-1
Office Hours By Appointment Only thru Connex ED
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description Overview of professional readiness for employment, attaining certification, and maintaining certification status.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

No Textbook is required for this course.
Additional Materials/Resources NONE
  • SRGT-1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • SRGT-1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques
  • SRGT-1541 Surgical Procedures I
Learning Outcomes
In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a surgical technologist. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Demonstrate job-seeking skills; and identify strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the certification examination.
Program Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Surgical Technology Program graduates will be able to:
1.Use appropriate terminology related to anatomy and physiology, suturing, accessory equipment and specialized equipment associated with surgical           procedures.
2.Operates as a surgical technologist in the scrub role during all basic surgical procedures.
3.Demonstrate a surgical consciousness that promotes maintenance of a sterile field.
4.Practice within the legal and ethical framework of the surgical technologist.
Lecture Topics Outline
I. Employment in Healthcare setting
   a. Opportunities in surgery
   b. Types of Facilities
   c. Transition from Student to Employee
II. Employer Expectation
    a. Personnel Attributes
    b. Personnel skills & Competencies
III. Networking
    a. In-person
    b. On-line
    c. Storming, Norming, Performing
IV. Employment Correspondence
     a. Resume
     b. Cover Letter
     c. Application
     d. Thank You Letter
     e. Letter of Acceptance
     f. Letter of Refusal
     g. Letter of Resignation
V. Employment Interview
    a. Personal appearance & Dress
    b. Before the interview
    c. During the Interview
    d. After the interview
VI. CST Prep
    a. Test Taking Skills
    b. Test scoring system
    c. Content Outline of CST Exam
    d. Study skills
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1 (6-7-23) Introduction
Week 2 (6-14-23) Resume
Week 3 (6-21-23) Cover Letter
Week 4 (6-28-23) Thank You Letter
Week 5 (7-05-23) Letter of Acceptance
Week 6 (7-12-23) Letter of Refusal
Week 7 (7-19-23) Letter of Resignation
Week 8 (7-26-23) Employment Interview
Week 9 CST Review
Week 10 CST Review
Week 11 CST Review
Final Exam Date July 26, 2023 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 75 - 79 = C Below 74.5 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Resume                         Grade
Cover Letter                   Grade
Thank You Letter            Grade
Letter of Acceptance      Grade
Letter of Refusal             Grade
Letter of Resignation      Grade
Employment Interview    Grade

Written assignments are 80% and Final Interview is 20% 
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, smart watches and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor. Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions. Students should turn their phones to vibrate before they enter the classroom. No cell phones should be visible during class without faculty permission. Use of tobacco products is prohibited on all LSCPA properties at any time. Additional classroom policies include: Students and faculty of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Surgical Technology Program are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. To assure that faculty have the opportunity to teach and students have the opportunity to benefit from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in distracting classroom behavior. The following behaviors may result in the student being asked to cease the action, lose five (5) points on the next exam, and/or leave the classroom or labs: Inappropriate and/or disruptive use of cell phones or other electronics Talking or sleeping while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions/presentations; Displaying a rude or negative attitude/behavior to the instructor or other students; disruptive behaviors in the classroom, skills/simulation lab, computer lab, testing environment, or clinical setting; Counseling for repetitive tardiness. The following expectations apply to all courses: Promptness is expected. Students should be on time for all classes on campus or virtually and return from breaks promptly. Students attending classroom, lab, or clinical sessions virtually should exhibit appropriate netiquette to include at a minimum: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life; Respect faculty and peers time by being on time to scheduled exams, sessions and activities; and Present yourself in a professional manner. Students are expected to come to didactic, lab, and clinical experiences prepared and present as sincere, adult learners. Pre-course assignments may be required for admission into class. Students are expected to attend all online course sessions that occur during scheduled course times. These sessions will be scheduled in advance and may have activities during the live session that result in a grade. On-campus computers should only be used for classroom work. All information shared by other students and instructors will remain confidential and should not be shared with others outside of the classroom or lab environment. Students should not engage in side-bar discussions during classroom, exam reviews, clinical, and lab. Comments should be directed to the faculty in charge of the classroom, clinical, or lab time. All students are expected to actively participate in all discussions, activities, and exercises. Students are expected to be open to new ideas and experiences and to step outside of their comfort zone. A positive attitude is expected and comments should give supportive feedback. The classroom, clinical, and lab environment is a judgment-free zone. Students are responsible for their actions and are responsible for learning as much as possible from the experiences provided. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from peers and faculty when needed to be successful. Student support of each other in the learning environment is encouraged and expected. Supportive relationships with each other will allow a more positive learning environment to enable all to work together as a team and develop professionally. Homework assignments completed during classroom sessions will result in a grade of zero. Students are also expected to follow the guidelines and policies in the LSCPA Surgical Technology Student Handbook. If a student is unable to maintain these expectations or stated program requirements, dismissal from the program may occur.
Attendance Policy 1. Attendance at all scheduled classes is expected. 
2. A student who is absent from class for 3 days, without notification to faculty, may be withdrawn from the program by the program director.
3. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
4. Late arrival to class is disruptive. Arriving seven minutes after the scheduled start of class constitutes a tardy. Leaving early is the same as a tardy.            Three tardies for class will equate to one day absent. Students who consistently arrive late (2 or more consecutive times) will be counseled & a plan of      corrective action determined.
5. It is the student is responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.
6. Students who arrive after the exam starts but before it ends, may take the test without penalty. They are given no additional time.
Additional Information
Drop date without an academic Penalty is July 12, 2023 Drop date with and Academic penalty is August 7, 2023.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365