San Juan College Surgical Technology Program

The San Juan College Surgical Technology program is a collaborative effort to offer the Surgical Technologist program of study to students in Southern New Mexico. Prerequisites can be completed at NMSU-A.  After admission to the SJC Surgical Technology program, surgical technologist courses will be completed online at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center and at our employer partners who have agreed to provide their healthcare organizations as a clinical site.

For more information contact:

Becky Ross
New Mexico State University Alamogordo, Director of Allied Health

Maxine Chapman
San Juan College Surgical Technology Director

Coursework to be completed at NMSU Alamogordo:

Prefix Title Credits
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
BIOL 101GHuman Biology3
BIOL 101GLHuman Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 221Introductory Microbiology3
BIOL 221 LIntroductory Microbiology Laboratory1
BIOL 225Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 226Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 110GPrinciples and Applications of Chemistry4
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
or ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication
OEEM 101CPR for the Health Care Professional1
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology3
Choose one from the following:3
Intermediate Algebra3
College Algebra3
Math for Health Occupations3
Total Credits40

A Suggested Plan of Study - NMSU- A Course Work for AAS in Surgical Technology from San Juan College

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
CHEM 110G Principles and Applications of Chemistry 4
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
Second Year
BIOL 221
221 L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
BIOL 225 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or Technical and Scientific Communication
PSY 201G Introduction to Psychology 3
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
BIOL 226 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
OEEM 101 CPR for the Health Care Professional 1
Choose one from the following: 3
Intermediate Algebra  
College Algebra  
Math for Health Occupations  
 Total Credits40