2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Surgical Technologist
Degree Plan: Surgical Technologist A.A.S.

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

El Centro campus only
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
+ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
+BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
+PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
+SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
+BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRGT 1505 Introduction to Surgical Technology 5
SRGT 1509 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques 5
SRGT 1361 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist 3
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures 1 5
SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures 2 5
SRGT 1367 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Surgical Technology/Technologist 3
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRGT 2362 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist 3
SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness 1
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 60

+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.