The Surgical Technology program provides students with the technical ability, knowledge, and skills required for entry-level employment as a member of the healthcare team in hospital or surgical center operating rooms. Students receive training in the essentials of healthcare, surgical instrumentation, anatomy, physiology, medical language and pharmacology. Graduates will be prepared to work in an operating room as a Surgical Technologist.


The Surgical Technology program will prepare students for entry level positions as surgical technologists. Students will develop the skills necessary to meet the needs of the allied health community. Students will develop knowledge to integrate the Surgical Technology knowledge base in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains; and demonstrate skills following established criteria, protocols and objectives in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma, GED. or equivalent
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background Check and Drug Screening where applicable

Surgical Technology Associate of Science Degree

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology, students must complete 48.0 credit hours in their major and 24.0 credit hours in General Education courses for a total of 72.0 credit hours (2709 clock hours). This degree program can be completed in 20 months (80 weeks) for full-time students or 28 months (112 weeks) for part- time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

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Core Courses: 48.0 credit hours

The following courses are taken in the sequence listed below.

Credit Hours
STS 1177C: Surgical Techniques and Procedures I 4.0
STS 1178C: Surgical Techniques and Procedures II 4.0
STS 1179C: Surgical Techniques and Procedures III 4.0

After the courses listed above are successfully completed, the following courses may be taken in any sequence.

STS 1131C: Surgical Specialties I with Anatomy & Physiology 4.0
STS 1132C: Surgical Specialties II with Anatomy & Physiology 4.0
STS 1133C: Surgical Specialties III with Anatomy & Physiology 4.0
STS 1134C: Surgical Specialties IV with Anatomy & Physiology 4.0
STS 1135C: Surgical Specialties V with Anatomy & Physiology 4.0

Once all courses listed above are successfully completed, the following Externship courses are taken in sequence as listed.

STS 1940: Externship I 4.0
STS 1941: Externship II 4.0
STS 1942: Externship III 4.0
STS 1943: Externship IV 4.0

General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

Credit hours in parenthesis indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline. The courses listed are not all inclusive.

Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)

AMH 1010: American History Pre 1876 3.0
AMH 1020: American History Since 1876 3.0
DEP 2004: Lifespan Development 3.0
IDS 1107: Strategies and Success 3.0
POS 1041: Political Science 3.0
PSY 1012: Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SYG 1001: Sociology 3.0

Communications (3.0 credit hours)

SPC 1017: Speech 3.0

Computers (3.0 credit hours)

CGS 1060: Introduction to Computers 3.0

English (3.0 credit hours)

ENC 1101: English Composition I 3.0

Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)

AML 1000: American Literature 3.0
ENL 1000: English Literature 3.0

Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)

MAC 2105: College Algebra 3.0
MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra 3.0
STA 2023: Statistics 3.0

Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)

BSC 1005: General Biology 3.0
BSC 1050: Environmental Science 3.0
BSC 2006: Advanced Biology 3.0
BSC 2085: Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3.0
BSC 2086: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
OCB 1010: General Marine Biology 3.0

The following Natural Science Lab Courses are also available:

BSC 2085L: Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1.0
BSC 2086L: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1.0