To Footer

Surgical First Assisting - AAS

Offered at: Madisonville Community College

Program Plan Number: 5109097039

May be available completely online. Please check with your academic advisor.

Students enrolled in the Surgical First Assistant Program are required to achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each Surgical First Assistant course.

Course Title Credits
General Education
BIO 135Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory 14
ENG 101Writing I3
MAT 150College Algebra3
or MAT 110 Applied Mathematics
Social/Behavioral Sciences course3
Technical Courses
Digital Literacy course or demonstrated competency 20-3
SUR 109Introduction to Surgical Technology3
SUR 110Surgical Technology Fundamentals9
SUR 102Surgical Technology Fundamentals Lab3
SUR 125Surgical Technology Skills Practicum I2-3
SUR 202Surgical Technology Advanced Theory11
SUR 280Surgical Anatomy5
SUR 284Principles of Surgical Assisting3
SUR 295Surgical First Assistant Clinical1
SUR 282Perioperative Bioscience3
SUR 296Surgical First Assistant Practicum3
SUR 297Surgical First Assistant Practicum II1
Total Credits60-64

BIO 137 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory (4 credit hours) & BIO 139 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory (4 credit hours) may be substituted for BIO 135 Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory (4 credit hours).


Digital Literacy Course - 3 credit hours or demonstrated competency - 0 credit hours.

For program admission, student must be a certified Surgical Technologist or an RN with operating room experience or consent of instructor.

For program admission, CPR or BLS certificate must be obtained prior to enrolling in the course; certification must be kept current throughout the program.