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Surgical Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 60 semester hours is required for graduation with an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Students who have completed the NCTC Certificate in Surgical Technology may, with completion of the additional 26 required academic hours, apply to NCTC to be awarded an AAS in Surgical Technology. Academic courses may be taken before, during or after the certificate portion of the program. Degree seeking students must pass all sections of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).

Degree Requirements

First Semester
BIOL 2401 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4 credit hours
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
BIOL 1322 NUTRITION & DIET THERAPY I 3 credit hours
ANY LANGUAGE,PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE, OR CREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 13
Second Semester
BIOL 2402 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4 credit hours
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3 credit hours
MATH 1342 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS 3 credit hours
PSYC 2314 LIFESPAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 13
Third Semester
HITT 1205 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 2 credit hours
SRGT 1261 CLINICAL - SURGICAL/OPERATING ROOM TECHNICIAN (INTRODUCTORY) 2 credit hours
SRGT 1505 INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY 5 credit hours
SRGT 1509 FUNDAMENTALS OF PERIOPERATIVE CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES 5 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 14
Fourth Semester
SRGT 1441 SURGICAL PROCEDURES I 4 credit hours
SRGT 1442 SURGICAL PROCEDURES II 4 credit hours
SRGT 1661 CLINICAL - SURGICAL/OPERATING ROOM TECHNICIAN (INTERMEDIATE) 6 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 14
Fifth Semester
SRGT 1662 CLINICAL - SURGICAL/OPERATING ROOM TECHNICIAN (ADVANCED) 6 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 60