Surgical Technology Certificate 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
 Total 7


General Education Courses

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





Surgical Technology Courses First Semester

SUR 100 Professional Issues for the Surg Tech 1
SUR 110 Intro to Surgical Tech 8
Total 9


Second Semester

SUR 120 Surgical Technology I  9
Total 9


Third Semester

SUR 140 Surgical Technology II  9
Total  9
Grand Total 49


*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.


Surgical Technology AAS Degree Program Requirements



Fall Semester

MAT 100 Tech Math 3
CSC 106 Intro to Comp 3
**SUR 114 Surg Pharm 2



Spring Semester

PHI 111 Logic/Critical Thinking 3
CMN104 Inter Comm. 3
Elective (if needed)* 1




Grand Total



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

**Current application and national certification required. 


As of the Fall 2016 semester, John Wood Community College's cost per credit hour is $157 for In-District, $267 for Non-District and $187 for online courses.