Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology has three basic components:

  1. Program Prerequisites (General Education & Program Requirements)
  2. Core Discipline Requirements
  3. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements
     
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 Communication3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing (corequisite LIB 1010)3-4
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
HLOC 1000Medical Terminology2
MATH 1030Quantitative Reasoning3-4
or MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics
or MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
PSY 1010General Psychology3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan
or FCS 1500 Human Development Lifespan
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 Core Discipline Requirement course.

Graduation Plan

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

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOL 2320
  & BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy5
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
HLOC 1000Medical Terminology2
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1030, 1040,
or 1050
Quantitative Reasoning
Introduction to Statistics
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
3-4
Electives2
 Term Hours16-17
Spring Semester
BIOL 2420
  & BIOL 2425
Human Physiology4
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
PSY 1010, 1100,
or FCS 1500
General Psychology
Human Development Through Lifespan
Human Development Lifespan
3
Electives2
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 31-32

Surgical Technology Program Core

2nd Year
Fall SemesterHours
SURG 1000Introduction to Surgical Technology2
SURG 1021Surgical Sciences3
SURG 1050Surgical Technology Theory3
SURG 1055Surgical Technology Lab I2
SURG 1060Surgical Technology Clinical I4
SURG 2010Surgical Pharmacology2
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
SURG 2050Surgical Procedures7
SURG 2055Surgical Technology Lab II1
SURG 2060Surgical Technology Clinical II7
SURG 2070Surgical Synthesis1
 Term Hours16
Total Hour: 32

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