Curriculum

The Surgical Technology Program is divided into four quarters. Class time is from 8 am – 2:30 pm and clinical time is from 7 am – 3:30 pm. Clinical time is one day a week, then three days beginning in early November. It's increased to 4 days/week in the beginning of May.

Quarter I (Fall)

Course

Credit Hours

Hours

ST101

Surgical Anatomy and Physiology I

2

22

ST102

Surgical Medical Terminology I

1

11

ST103

Surgical Technology I

4

140

ST104

Surgical Technology Lab I

1

92

ST105

Surgical Technology Practicum I

2

96

Quarter II (Winter)

Course

Credit Hours

Hours

ST201

Surgical Anatomy and Physiology II

2

22

ST202

Surgical Medical Terminology II

1

11

ST203

Surgical Technology II

4

44

ST204

Surgical Technology Lab II

1

44

ST205

Surgical Technology Practicum II

4

264

ST206

Surgical Pharmacology I

1

11

Quarter III (Spring)

Course

Credit Hours

Hours

ST301

Microbiology for Surgical Technologist

1

11

ST302

Surgical Pharmacology II

1

11

ST303

Surgical Technology III

4

44

ST305

Surgical Technology Practicum III

4

288

Quarter IV (Summer)

Course

Credit Hours

Hours

ST401

Surgical Seminar

3

33

ST405

Surgical Technology Practicum II

6

372

Grading

Didactic grade is based on a combination of learning exercises and tests. 

Didactic grade equivalents are as follows:

Letter Grade Numerical Grade Grade Point Average
A 93-100 4.0
A- 90-92 3.7
B+ 87-89 3.3
B 83-86 3.0
B- 80-82 2.7
C+ 77-79 2.3
C 73-76 2.0
F 72 and below

The clinical grade will be derived from lab and clinical practicum competencies and written case reports. Students will be required to maintain a case summary log that includes every procedure in which they participate during each surgical specialty and their role. Case reports which include surgical preparedness form and case set up cards will be completed each clinical day. Clinical component grade will be determined as follows:

  • P=Clinical Pass
  • F=Clinical Fail
  • W=Withdrawal unable to complete course work
  • I=Incomplete temporary grade

The Surgical Technology Program reserves the right to dismiss a student whose clinical performance does not meet the established standards. Student must attain at least a C average (73%) and Clinical Pass to progress to the next quarter.

Incomplete Grades

In the event a student is unable to complete the requirements for a specific course by the end of the term, the instructor will assign an incomplete.  The student is responsible for working with the instructor to develop a plan to complete the work within ten days.

Withdrawal Grade

If a student withdraws or is dismissed from the program, a withdrawal grade will be assigned for all course work.