Surgical Technology Program Requirements


Courses in italics may be taken prior to being admitted into the Surgical Technology program.   

NOTE: Only students who do not need additional coursework and who take the number of credits or courses as listed each semester can complete the program in the time given.  Others will take longer to complete.  If a student’s progression is interrupted, re-entry into the program will require Department Chair approval, and a repeat of previous coursework or remediation on material previously learned may be required.



*BIO 101 General Biology  
BIO 293 Microbiology  4
OFT 281 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 275 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 276 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail 1
PSY 101 Intro to Psych 3

CMN 101 Intro to Speech I or ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I



MAT 100 Tech Math


CSC 106 Intro to Computers 3
PHL 111 Logix/Critical Thinking OR  
PHL 121 Ethics 3
CMN 104 Interpersonal Communication 3
Elective (if needed)* 1




Surgical Technology Courses 

SUR 100 Professional Issues for the Surg Tech 1
SUR 110 Intro to Surgical Tech 8
SUR 120 Surgical Technology I 9
SUR 140 Surgical Technology II 9
SUR 114 Surg Pharmacology 2
Total 29


*BIO 101 is prerequisite of this course. Students may test out by successfully completing the final exam or have an ACT score of 25 in Science.

*Additional electives may be needed to achieve 64 semester hours mandatory to complete degree requirements.  

As of the Fall 2017 semester, John Wood Community College's cost per credit hour is $160 for In-District, $270 for Non-District and $190 per credit hour for online courses.