The Associate of Science degree with a major in surgical technology will be awarded to students who successfully complete 47 credit hours in the major and 21 credit hours of general education coursework (68 total credit hours). The diploma with a major in surgical technology will be awarded to students who successfully complete 33 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours of general education courses (39 total credit hours). Required courses are listed in the diploma and degree curriculum plans.

Surgical Technology - Diploma

Fall Course # Credit Hours
BIO 100** Medical Terminology 1
BIO 163* Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
ENG 101* English Composition 3
SRG 111** Introduction to Surgery 4
SRG 115** Fundamental Perioperative Techniques 4
TOTAL 17
Spring Course # Credit Hours
BIO 190** Principles of Microbiology 4
PSY 101* General Psychology 3
SRG 121** Surgical Procedures I 4
SRG 125** Pharmacology for Technicians I 5
TOTAL 16
Summer Course # Credit Hours
SRG 131** Surgical Procedures II 3
SRG 135** Surgical Clinical II 3
TOTAL 6
Total Diploma Hours 39

*General Education Course
** Major Course

Surgical Technology - Associate of Science Degree

Students must complete all courses listed in the Diploma curriculum plus:

Fall Course # Credit Hours
BIO 210** Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Elective* Social Science Elective 3
Elective* Math Elective 3
SOC 101* Introduction to Sociology 3
SRG 211** Advanced Clinical Practice 3
TOTAL 16
Spring Course # Credit Hours
BIO 220** Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
COM 201* Communication in Business & Professional Life 3
Elective* Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
SRG 221** Surgical Capstone 3
TOTAL 13
Total Second Year Hours 29
Total Diploma Hours 39
Total Program Hours 68

*General Education Course
** Major Course
General Education Electives

Humanities/Fine Arts Social Sciences
ENG 210 World Literature PSY 150 Human Growth and Development 
HUM 220 Music Appreciation PSY 210 Abnormal Psychology
REL 210 World Religions SOC 203 Marriage and Family
SPA 201 Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Language for the Healthcare Professional
Math
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra
MAT 201 Introductory Statistics
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