Surgical Technology Diploma


Program Description: The Surgical Technology, Diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. The Surgical Technology, Diploma program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in Surgical Technology. Graduates of the program receive a Surgical Technology diploma and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists.

Length of Program: One (1) semester of prerequisite courses, Three (3) semesters of occupational courses

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will maintain sterility while opening a sterile package, sterile basin, sterile instrument tray, and a sterile wrapped item.
• Students will demonstrate the correct surgical hand scrub procedure.
• Students will enter into the OR and function with proper aseptic techniques.
• Students will pass instruments in the OR in assisting the surgical team.
• Students will maintain patient safety in the OR with minimal or no assistance.

Entrance Date: Prerequisite Courses open; however, all prerequisite/competitive admission courses (ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for Allied Health, BIOL 2113 – Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2113L – Anatomy & Physiology Lab I, BIOL 2114 – Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 2114L – Anatomy & Physiology Lab II, BIOL 2117 – Microbiology, BIOL 2117L – Microbiology Lab, ENGL 1101 – Composition and Rhetoric, one natural science/mathematics – MATH 1100, MATH 1101, MATH 1103, or MATH 1111, one humanities, one social science, and one general education elective) must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of a “C”, prior to competitive program admission deadline.

Program Admission: Tifton – Fall Semester; Thomasville - Fall Semester

Entrance Requirements: Entry into this program is based on competitive admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the program. For further details, Please see the Competitive Admissions Criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Surgical Technology Competitive Admissions Criteria Requirements:

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age prior to first clinical course.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Toxicology. All may be required to be successfully passed, as prescribed by the clinical institutions.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the certification examination. Surgical Techs seeking this degree or transferring students must provide proof of graduation from an accredited program or proof of valid national certification.

Program Final Exit Point: Surgical Technology Diploma. Eligible to apply for a national certification examination.

Credits Required for Graduation: 60 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

CAAHEP Accreditation: Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE) Results for 2017 Annual Reporting Period:

Thomasville Campus – 90%
​Tifton Campus – 90%

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Sills Courses (9 Hours)


ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
and one of the following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (48 hours)


SURG 2030 Surgical Procedures I 4
SURG 2120 Surgical Tech Clinical II 3
SURG 2110 Surgical Technology Clinical I 3
SURG 2040 Surgical Procedures II 4
SURG 2140 Surgical Tech Clinical IV 3
SURG 1100 Surgical Pharmacology 2
SURG 1080 Surgical Microbiology 2
SURG 1020 Principles of Surgical Tech 7
SURG 1010 Intro to Surgical Technology 8
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
SURG 2130 Surgical Tech Clinical III 3
SURG 2240 Seminar in Surgical Technology 2
ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body 5

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Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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