Surgical Technology 3-Year Degree Plan

Associate in Applied Science

Prescribed Technical Program53
General Education16
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
SRGT 105 Medical Terminology for Surgical Technology (Online only) 3
General Education Requirements
Business, Math, Science & Technology
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers (Required) 3
Written or Oral Communications
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Required) 3
 Credits13
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: (Required) 3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
 Credits10
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
 Credits10
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
 Credits11
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
 Credits13
Semester VI
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements
SRGT 280 Operating Room Clinical Internship 12
 Credits12
 Total Credits69
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), a passing score on the placement test 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