Pre-Surgical Technician Program

Doña Ana Community College

2022-2023 Catalog

(35 credits)

The Surgical Technology program is a collaborative effort between San Juan College (SJC) and Doña Ana Community College (DACC) to offer the Surgical Technologist program of study to students in Southern New Mexico. Prerequisite coursework will first be completed at DACC once all prerequisite work is completed, students will apply for admission to the SJC Surgical Technology program. Admitted students will complete courses online through San Juan College.  Hands-on lab sections and clinical requirements will take place in the student's hometown area with employer partners with SJC who have agreed to provide their healthcare organizations as a clinical site.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 35 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.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 14
Composition I4
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 23
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking
Area III: Laboratory Sciences4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences3
Introduction to Psychology3
Technical Requirements
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 2210Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences4
BIOL 2225Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
MATH 1130GSurvey of Mathematics3
or MATH 1220G College Algebra
Total Credits35

(35 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 35 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
 Credits11
Semester 2
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2 3
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Psychology
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
 Credits14
Semester 3
AHS 116

or Intermediate Algebra
or College Algebra
3
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
 Credits10
 Total Credits35

Academic Advisor

Marty G. Brooks (575) 527-7683 or Academic Advising Centers

Pre-Surgical Technician program advisors

Sharon Lashley MBA RN, Instructor 575-528-7027

Laura Jarry BSN RN, Clinical Coordinator, Associate Professor, 575-528-7217

Sheila Fetherlin MSN RN, Program Director, Associate Professor

San Juan College Contact Information

Surgical Technology home page

TEAS Testing information

Surgical Technology program application after completion of all pre-requisites, and TEAS testing. Application due in April classes begin in August

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