Surgical Technology 3-Year Degree Plan

Associate in Applied Science

Prescribed Technical Program53
General Education16
Digital Literacy
Total Degree Credits69
Plan of Study Grid
Semester ICredits
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements
BIOL 115 Concepts of Anatomy & Physiology 3
BIOL 115L Concepts of Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
AH 105 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professionals 3
General Education Requirements
Business, Math, Science & Technology
BADM 202 Principles of Management (Required) 3
Written or Oral Communications
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Required) 3
Semester II
Prescribed Technical Program Requirement
BIOL 220 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 220L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
General Education Requirements
Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology (Required) 3
Written or Oral Communications
Select one of the following recommended courses: 3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Introduction to Professional Writing
Semester III
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements
BIOL 213 General Pathology 2
BIOL 221 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 221L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
General Education Requirements
Business, Math, Science & Technology
MICR 202 Introductory Microbiology (Required) 3
MICR 202L Introductory Microbiology Lab (Required) 1
Semester IV
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements
SRGT 110 Introduction to Surgical Technology 3
SRGT 120 Introduction to Operating Room Procedures 3
SRGT 125L Introduction to Operating Room Procedures and Materials Lab 2
SRGT 130 Introduction to Operating Room Materials 3
Semester V
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements
SRGT 215 Introduction to Pharmacology for Surgical Technology 3
SRGT 240 Specialty Surgical Procedures 5
SRGT 250 Surgical Procedures Lab 2
SRGT 260 Professional Skills for the Surgical Technologist 3
Semester VI
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements
SRGT 280 Operating Room Clinical Internship 12
 Total Credits69

Digital Literacy Requirements
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Computers 1
Principles of Information Security 1
BSC Approved Training Course
NDUS Institution Approved Training Course
NDUS Institution Designated Digital Literacy Course

CSCI 101, CIS 147 or courses transferred in from another NDUS Institution that are listed as both general education and digital literacy may satisfy both requirements upon successful completion.

A minimum 2.0 GPA must be earned in all required program and general education courses and the cumulative 2.0 GPA must be maintained in order to continue in the program. A student handbook will be issued to each student with specific program requirements. Requirements include a criminal background check which will be performed prior to the start of the OR Clinical Internship course (SRGT 280).

Prior to beginning Semester VI, students must have successfully completed all coursework with a "C" or greater or "T" (test credit) or "S" (satisfactory) for the AAS in Surgical Technology. Students will not be allowed to participate in the final course (SRGT 280) until all other coursework has been completed with a 2.0 or above GPA.

Students may choose to attend a summer session to complete some of the general education requirements for this program. Entrance into Anatomy & Physiology I and lab (BIOL 220/BIOL 220L) may require completion of Concepts of Anatomy & Physiology and lab (BIOL 115/BIOL 115L), or successfully meeting requirements set forth by the Biology Department.

A certain level of English proficiency is necessary for academic success in surgical technology as well as for patient safety. In addition to general college English proficiency requirements, all applicants for whom English is not their native language (including International and/or U.S. residents) and who have not attended 4 years of U.S. high school and achieved a HS GPA of 3.0 or higher must meet additional language proficiency requirements for admission to the Surgical Technology Program.

Minimum TOEFL Scores for Admission to the Surgical Technology Program
To be considered for admission to the Surgical Technology Program, English as a second language (ESL) applicants must achieve minimum scores on the TOEFL internet based test (TOEFL iBT) of:

Minimum Cumulative Score of:

  • 86 Combined

AND Minimum Individual Scores of:

  • 26 in Speaking
  • 20 in Writing
  • 20 in Reading
  • 20 in Listening