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Degree Plans - Surgical Technology (Certificate)

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This certificate will sunset in the fall of 2021. No new admits are currently being accepted. Please consider enrolling in the Surgical Technology AAS degree program. 

Our Surgical Technology certificate of proficiency is designed to prepare you to provide services in the surgical area under the supervision of the surgical supervisor.

Use the skills you will learn with us to work in hospital surgery departments, obstetric departments, and ambulatory care centers. There are other options for experienced surgical technologists in specialized areas.

You are required to take the National Exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) before or directly after graduation. Those who pass this exam become Certified Surgical Technologists (CST). Readmission to the program is dependent upon available space.

Enrollment in the program is limited. See the Selective Admissions requirements in the Admission section of this Catalog.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan



HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I


BIOL 2404 Anatomy and Physiology

First Semester  

SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology


SRGT 1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques


SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I


SRGT 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/ Technologist Practicum I

Second Semester  

SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II


SRGT 2466 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/ Technologist Practicum II

SRGT 2130 1
SRGT 1244 2
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
Total Semester Hours 38

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses and should be completed before SRGT classes.

All SRGT courses must be completed in sequence and completed with a minimum of “C” (75%) in all SRGT courses.

Special admission and retention rules apply. Contact the department chair for details.

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