Surgical Technology Program Requirements   

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 (only counts as 1 gen ed credit below) 4 (1) 
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I OR CMN 101 Introduction to Speech 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
MAT 100 Technical Math 3
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail 1
     Total for Fall Semester 14 (11)






BIO 275 Anatomy & Physiology 4
BIO 293 Microbiology             4 
CMN 104 Interpersonal Communications 3
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers 3

     Total for Spring Semester




BIO 276 Anatomy & Physiology II


PHL 111 Logic/Critical Thinking OR PHL 121 Ethics


OFT 281 Medical Terminology


     Total for Summer Semester


          Total General Education Credits

 SUR 200 Professional Issues for the Surgical Technologist
SUR 210 Intro to Surgical Technology 8
     Total for Fall Semester 9
SUR 220 Surgical Technology I 9
SUR 214 Surgical Pharmacology 2
     Total for Spring Semester 11
SUR 240 Surgical Technology II 9
     Total for Summer Semester 9
          Total BRCN Credits 29
               Program Total 64


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

As of the Fall 2019 semester, John Wood Community College's cost per credit hour is $163 for In-District, $273 for Non-District and $193 per credit hour for online courses.