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 Introuduction 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 100 Professional Issues for the Surgical Technologist
SUR 110 Intro to Surgical Technology 8
     Total for Fall Semster 9
SUR 120 Surgical Technology I 9
SUR 114 Surgical Pharmacology 2
     Total for Spring Semester 11
SUR 140 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. 

**Some general education requirements may be completed while taking SUR courses. Students should be through as many sciences as possible (including BIO 293) and take OFT 281 before entering the program.

As of the Fall 2018 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.