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Surgical Technologist - Diploma

Offered at: Ashland Community and Technical College, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Program Plan Number: 5109094019

Course Title Credits
General Education
Area 1
ENG 101Writing I3
Area 2
Select one of the following two options:4-8
Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory
Technical Courses
Digital Literacy Course or demonstrated competency 10-3
Select one of the following three options:3
Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin
Medical Terminology
Medical Office Terminology
Select one of the following two options:12
Surgical Technology Fundamentals Theory
Introduction to Surgical Technology
and Surgical Technology Fundamentals 2
Select one of the following three options:3-4
Medical Microbiology with Laboratory
Principles of Microbiology
Microbes and Society
SUR 102Surgical Technology Fundamentals Lab3
SUR 202Surgical Technology Advanced Theory11
Practicum Courses
Select ten credit hours of the following three options:10
Surgical Technology Skills Practicum I
Surgical Technology Skills Practicum II
Surgical Technology Advanced Practicum
Total Credits49-57

Digital literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a digital literacy course.


Students successfully completing SUR 109 Introduction to Surgical Technology (3 credit hours) and SUR 110 Surgical Technology Fundamentals (9 credit hours) are not required to take a microbiology course for the diploma option.


Course Title Credits
MAI 200Pathophysiology for the Medical Assistant3
BAS 120Personal Finance3
MNA 100Medicaid Nurse Aide3
or NAA 100 Nursing Assistant Skills I

Note: CPR certificate must be obtained prior to enrolling in the first Surgical Technology course and certification must be kept current throughout the Program.