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Surgical Technology Course Sequence

This program requires a minimum of 66 credit hours. Completion of the program results in the award of an Associate of Applied Science degree. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

PREREQUISITES

BIO 231-BIO 232 Human Biology 1, 2
OR BIO 233-BIO 234 Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2 (8)
(BIO 101 is a prerequisite for BIO 233-BIO 234)
MDA 113 Medical Terminology (3)

         Total Prerequisite Credit Hours 11      
                                                                                                                                                              

REQUIREMENTS

First Year -- Term 1

SGT 100 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Surgical Technologists (3)
BIO 223
General Microbiology (4)
English (
3)
ENG 111 Composition and Introduction to Literature 1
OR  ENG 115 Composition and Introduction to Literature for Non-native Speakers 1
OR  ENG 121* Composition and Literature
Mathematics (general education requirement) (3-4)

                    
Total credit hours                13-14  
      

First Year -- Term 2

SGT 102 Principles of Surgical Technology (6)
English (0-3)
ENG 112 Composition and Introduction to Literature 2
OR  ENG 116 Composition and Introduction to Literature  for Non-native Speakers 2
OR  ENG 121* Composition and Literature
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (3) 
CTA 100 Computing and Information Technology (formerly CSI 112)
OR CTA 103 Theories and Applications of Digital Technology (4)  (formerly CSI 113) 


                Total credit hours              13-16

             
Second Year -- Term 1

SGT 108 Surgical Procedures 1 (4) 
SGT 200 Surgical Technology Practicum 1 (7)
Arts and Humanities
(general education requirement) (3)

              Total credit hours                 14

Second Year -- Term 2
SGT 202 Surgical Procedures 2 (4) 
SGT 205
Practicum 2 for Surgical Technology (5)
SGT 206
Practicum 3 for Surgical Technology (5) 
SGT 209
Surgical Technology Perspectives (1) 


               Total credit hours                  15


*Successful completion of ENG 121 fully satisfies the college English composition general education requirement.  Students who take ENG 121 and not ENG 111-112 may need to take an additional elective course to ensure that they complete a minimum of 60 credits, which are required for the award of an associate degree.  These credit hours must be chosen with the approval of the department chair or program coordinator.