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 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
575-439-3878
bross@nmsu.edu

Maxine Chapman
San Juan College Surgical Technology Director
505-566-3492
chapmanm@sanjuancollege.edu

Coursework to be completed at NMSU Alamogordo:

Prefix Title Credits
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
BIOL 1120G
BIOL 1120L
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 2210Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences4
BIOL 2225Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 1120GIntroduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
or ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
OEEM 101CPR for the Health Care Professional1
PSYC 1110GIntroduction 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
SpringCredits
BIOL 1120G
BIOL 1120L
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 4
COMM 1130G
Public Speaking
or Introduction to Communication
3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
ENGL 2210G
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
3
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits14
Spring
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
BIOL 2225 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  
 Credits11
 Total Credits40