Surgical Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 63-65 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

All courses must be completed with a C or higher.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Choose one course from the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits. 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses that will complete Area III; students must select three courses from the remaining areas to complete General Education requirements. The courses listed under each Area are recommended options for students to choose from to meet the Area requirement.
Area I: Communications
Composition I (Recommended)4
Introduction to Communication (Recommended)3
Public Speaking (Recommended)3
Area II: Mathematics
College Algebra (Either Recommended)3
Survey of Mathematics
Area III: Laboratory Science
Students will complete this Area based on the required combination of BIOL 2310/BIOL 2310L, BIOL 2210 and BIOL 2225 (see below)
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science
Human Growth and Behavior (Recommended)
Area V: Humanities 2
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics (Either Recommended)
Introduction to Ethics
General Education Elective3-4
Professional & Technical Communication (Recommended)
Personal Health & Wellness (Recommended)
Introduction to Statistics (Recommended)
Core Requirements
HIT 150Introduction to Medical Terminology3
Completion of the following may meet the Area III: Laboratory Science with the 9-credit hour rule 3
BIOL 2310
and Microbiology Lab
BIOL 2210Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences4
BIOL 2225Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements 4
SURG 140Introduction to Surgical Technology4
SURG 145Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts & Techniques5
SURG 120Surgical Technology Clinical I4
SURG 155Pharmacology for the Surgical Technology2
SURG 150Surgical Procedures I5
SURG 260Surgical Technology Clinical II4
SURG 160Surgical Procedures II6
SURG 265Surgical Technology Clinical III4
SURG 230Professional Readiness2
Total Credits63-65

A Suggested Plan of Study

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Gen Ed Course - One course from either Area I, II, IV, V or VI 1, 2 3-4
Gen Ed Course - One course from either Area I, II, IV, V or VI 1, 2 3
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 3 4
HIT 150 Introduction to Medical Terminology 3
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 4
GEN Ed Course - One course from either Area I, II, IV, V or VI 1, 2 3
General Education Elective Course - Any "G" course, except Area III 1, 2 3-4
BIOL 2310
and Microbiology Lab 3
Second Year
SURG 140 Introduction to Surgical Technology 4
SURG 145 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts & Techniques 5
SURG 155 Pharmacology for the Surgical Technology 2
SURG 150 Surgical Procedures I 5
SURG 120 Surgical Technology Clinical I 2-4
SURG 160 Surgical Procedures II 6
SURG 260 Surgical Technology Clinical II 4
SURG 230 Professional Readiness 2
SURG 265 Surgical Technology Clinical III 4
 Total Credits61-65