Oct 02, 2023  
2023-24 Technical College of the Lowcountry Catalog/Student Handbook 
    
2023-24 Technical College of the Lowcountry Catalog/Student Handbook

Surgical Technology (AAS)


Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Major: Surgical Technology
Minimum Credits Required for Graduation: 68

Program Description

The Associate in Applied Science, Surgical Technology program prepares students to be eligible to take the National Certification Examination through the National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assistant (NBSTSA). Graduates will also be eligible to take the Certification Board for Sterile Processing Technician exam. The professional titles assigned to graduates who pass the certification exam are Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) and/or Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT). Graduates of the program will be competent, entry-level surgical technologists as evidenced by the application of sterile and aseptic technique, knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and surgical procedures, and the ability to implement tools and technologies to facilitate surgical procedures.

General Education Requirements - 12 Credits


Sample Pathway - Surgical Technology (AAS)


Pre - SUR - Spring Semester - 9 Credits


Apply IF eligible - Achieve and TEAS

Pre - SUR - Summer Semester - 4 Credits


SUR First Year - Fall Semester - 14 Credits


Students accepted into the SUR program will enroll in the following courses.

SUR First Year - Spring Semester - 9 Credits


Students accepted into the SUR program will enroll in the following courses.

SUR First Year - Summer Semester - 9 Credits


Students accepted into the SUR program will enroll in the following courses.

SUR Second Year - Fall Semester - 8 Credits


Students accepted into the SUR program will enroll in the following courses.

SUR Second Year - Spring Semester - 8 Credits