General Technology - Surgical Technology (A.A.S.)
Graduates of the Surgical Technology program must complete the following courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. The minimum total credit hours required is 76.
|GENERAL EDUCATION||Credit Hours|
|Minimum 18 credit hours|
|CPT 101||Introduction to Computers||3.0|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3.0|
|MAT 155||Contemporary Mathematics||3.0|
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3.0|
|Elective Humanities/Fine Arts||3.0|
|Elective Natural Science/Math||3.0|
|PRIMARY SPECIALTY||Credit Hours|
|AHS 102||Medical Terminology||3.0|
|BIO 210||Anatomy and Physiology I||4.0|
|BIO 211||Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0|
|SUR 101||Introduction to Surgical Technology||5.0|
|SUR 102||Applied Surgical Technology||5.0|
|SUR 116||Basic Surgical Procedure||3.0|
|SUR 103||Surgical Procedures I||4.0|
|SUR 104||Surgical Procedures II||4.0|
|SUR 110||Introduction to Surgical Practicum||5.0|
|SUR 114||Surgical Specialty Practicum||7.0|
|SUR 120||Surgical Seminar||2.0|
|SECONDARY SPECIALTY||Credit Hours|
|ACC 101||Accounting Principles I||3.0|
|MGT 150||Fundamentals of Supervision||3.0|
|MGT 201||Human Resource Management||3.0|
|MKT 135||Customer Service Techniques||3.0|
|OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION||Credit Hours|
|AHS 205||Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professions||3.0|
|PSY 203||Human Growth and Development||3.0|
|Total Credit Hours: 76.0|
Beginning Fall 2018, students in health science and nursing majors will participate in the CAREplan: the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Advising for these students on the Greenwood Campus will be available by appointment in the CARE Planning Center in Suite 149-A. Advisors will be available to assist students with developing Degree Plans, learning about various health science and nursing programs, and understanding program requirements and secondary program application processes. Visit www.ptc.edu/care for more details.
Students who are pursuing or have earned a diploma in Surgical Technology may complete additional general education courses and classes in a secondary technical specialty, as outlined above, to earn an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.
Click here for information about the Surgical Technology Diploma.
Notes about individual classes
The English required for this program is ENG 101. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 101.
The math required for this program is MAT 155. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: MAT 032/012 > MAT 155.
CPT 101 is required. CPT 101 will use Office 2016. CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for My IT Lab, a learning management system. The CPT 101 access code is good for six months. RDG 100 or RWR 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101.
Developmental and transitional classes, if needed, should be taken first.
Semester-by-semester graduation plan
Students may take general education and secondary specialty classes toward an associate degree in General Technology while waiting to start Surgical Technology coursework. Contact Susan Kinney, Program Director of the Surgical Technology program, for an individualized semester-by-semester graduation plan.
You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.
Susan Kinney is the Program Director of the Surgical Technology Technology.
You may also contact Lenette Thompson for information about this program
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.
Advisement Information updated/reviewed 3/2018.