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Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree


The Surgical Technologist is an integral member of the surgical team. The Surgical Technologist works closely with the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and registered nurse to deliver direct patient care before, during, and after surgery. This degree plan combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical experience for the surgical technologist. Emphasis is placed on the proper application of sterile technique and modern technology to patient care in the operating room. The student will receive information in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, surgical pathology, and surgical procedures along with the standard practices involved in surgical technology. Upon completion of the program the student is qualified to take the national certification examination for surgical technologists. ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. A separate application process is required for admission into the Surgical Technology Program. Departmental approval is required to register for any of the Surgical Technology Courses (SRGT). The program is nationally accredited, oversight of which is by the Accreditation Review Committee -Surgical Technology (6 W Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120; Phone (303) 694-9262) with CAAHEP (35 E. Wacker Drive Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208; Phone (312) 553-9355). Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination, provide documentation of immunizations, and verify annual tuberculosis status.

In order to meet requirements of clinical agencies, criminal background checks and drug screenings for all Health Sciences students are now required as part of the admissions process.

Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up to date information on the Program's web page through a link at or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Offices at Eastview Campus, Room 8356 or Round Rock Campus, Room 3105.

  Semester I Credit Hours
    HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2
  Semester II
  Mathematics2 3
    PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
  HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
  Semester III
    SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
    PHIL 2303 Logic OR 3
    PHIL 2306 Ethics OR
    Unrestricted Elective 3
  Semester IV
  SRGT 1505 Introduction to Surgical Technology 5
  SRGT 1509 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques 5
  SRGT 1160 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist: Beginning 1
  SRGT 1244 Technical Sciences for the Surgical Technologist 2
  Semester V
  SRGT 1441 Surgical Procedures I 4
  SRGT 1660 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist: Intermediate 6
  Semester VI
  +#  SRGT 1442 Surgical Procedures II 4
  SRGT 2660 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist: Advanced 6

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1These courses must be current within the past five years.
  2Select from the following courses: MATH 1314, MATH 1332, MATH 1342.
  3Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.