Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

Program Curriculum

63 credits

Program Prerequisites
Grade of C or higher required in all program prerequisites to be considered for program admission.
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing (EN)3-4
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing (EN)
ENGL 2010Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN)3
HLOC 1000Medical Terminology2
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA) (preferred)3-4
or MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
or MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
or FSHD 1500 Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
Core Discipline Requirements
SURG 1050Surgical Technology Theory3
SURG 1055Surgical Technology Lab I2
SURG 1060Surgical Technology Clinical I4
SURG 1021Surgical Sciences3
SURG 1000Introduction to Surgical Technology2
SURG 2010Surgical Pharmacology2
SURG 2050Surgical Procedures7
SURG 2055Surgical Technology Lab II1
SURG 2060Surgical Technology Clinical II7
SURG 2070Surgical Synthesis1
Elective Courses
Electives as selected with your academic advisor to bring the total number of credits to no fewer than 63.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 63 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 college-level credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  4. Grade C or higher in each Required Prerequisite and Core Discipline Requirement course.

Graduation Plan

Prerequisite courses - all courses must be completed prior to program entry.

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
HLOC 1000 Medical Terminology 2
MATH 1040
Introduction to Statistics (MA) (recommended)
or Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
or College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC) 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
PSY 1010
General Psychology (SS, GC)
or Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
or Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
3
Electives 3
 Hours16
 Total Hours31

Surgical Technology Program Core

Plan of Study Grid
2nd Year
Fall SemesterHours
SURG 1000 Introduction to Surgical Technology 2
SURG 1021 Surgical Sciences 3
SURG 1050 Surgical Technology Theory 3
SURG 1055 Surgical Technology Lab I 2
SURG 1060 Surgical Technology Clinical I 4
SURG 2010 Surgical Pharmacology 2
 Hours16
Spring Semester
SURG 2050 Surgical Procedures 7
SURG 2055 Surgical Technology Lab II 1
SURG 2060 Surgical Technology Clinical II 7
SURG 2070 Surgical Synthesis 1
 Hours16
 Total Hours32

Total credits for Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology: 63