doctors performing simulated operation

Students will be introduced to entry-level surgical technologist tasks in the perioperative arena. Surgical technologists (STs) are employed in hospital operating rooms, delivery rooms, emergency departments, and ambulatory care areas.

For more information about Surgical Technology, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: SURGT.AAS

Program Requirements
SURGT 1101Surgical Technology Concepts I12
SURGT 1102Surgical Technology Concepts II8
SURGT 1103Surgical Technology Concepts III12
SURGT 1000Ethical Considerations in the Health Care Industry3
CSPD 1111Central Sterile Processing and Distribution4
ORPCT 1001Operating Rm PATIENT Care Technician Principles5
General Education
Select any applicable courses to the AAS degree from the following categories:
Communications6
Physical/Life Science3-5
Global/Multicultural Studies or Contemporary Life Skills2
Humanities3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Mathematics 13-5
Total Credits64-68

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MATH 1102 Mathematics for Health Sciences (or higher) 3
SURGT 1000 Ethical Considerations in the Health Care Industry 1 3
CSPD 1111 Central Sterile Processing and Distribution 1 3
ORPCT 1001 Operating Rm PATIENT Care Technician Principles 1 5
 Credits14
Second Semester
SURGT 1101 Surgical Technology Concepts I 12
ENGLI 1101
English Composition I
or Workplace Writing
3
 Credits15
Summer Semester
GEN EDPhysical & Life Science 3-5
GEN EDHumanities/Fine Arts 3
 Credits6-8
Third Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Small-Group Communication
Introduction to Business Communication
GEN EDSocial & Behavioral Science 3
SURGT 1102 Surgical Technology Concepts II 8
 Credits14
Fourth Semester
GEN EDHumanities & Fine Arts 3
SURGT 1103 Surgical Technology Concepts III 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits64-66
1

Program specific prerequisite course.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.