2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Surgical Technologist


(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.SURG.TECH

The Surgical Technology program offers the student a learning opportunity to provide patient services in the surgical setting under the supervision of the operating room director. The Surgical Technologist, as a part of the operating team, aids in providing safe and efficient patient care. The technologist prepares the instruments, supplies and equipment for use at the operating room table and assists in the use of these materials during surgical procedures.

The Surgical Technology program is a two-year (5 semester) program that prepares students to function as a Surgical Technologist. The first semester of the curriculum is designated as the Health Occupations Core Curriculum which consists of general education and health occupations core courses all of which are completed before a student applies for entrance to the program. The remainder of the curriculum provides intensive didactic and clinical training in the allied health specialty of surgical technology. Upon completion of the general education requirements and program course work, the student will be eligible for an AAS Surgical Technology degree. Successful graduates are eligible for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certified Surgical Technologist Exam. Certification is a requirement of employment as a Surgical Technologist in the State of Texas.



+ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
+SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
+SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
+HPRS 1204 Basic Health Professions Skills 2
+HPRS 2231 General Health Professions Management 2


+PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
+SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
+BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
+HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3


SRGT 1505 Introduction to Surgical Technology 5
SRGT 1509 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques 5
SRGT 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Surgical Technology/Technologist 1
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3


SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I 5
SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II 5
SRGT 1367 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Surgical Technology/Technologist 3
+HPRS 1202 Wellness and Health Promotion 2


SRGT 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 2
SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness 1
Minimum Hours Required 60

A minimum grade requirement of "C" or better is required in all courses.

+Support courses may be completed before, but not after, the semester indicated.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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