Surgical Technology, Diploma (ST12) 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

Locations Offered:

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

Entrance Requirements: Prerequisite courses are as follows: English 1010, Math 1012, Psych 1010, ALHS 1011 and ALHS 1090. 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%

Accreditation Information: The Surgical Technical Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33756, Phone: 727-210-2350,, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 210, Littleton, Colorado 80120-8031, hone: 303-694-9262, Fax: 303-741-3655,

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1: Basic Sills Courses (9 Hours) 9
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) 3
COLL 1500 Student Success 3
3: Occupational Courses (48 hours) 48
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body 5
SURG 1010 Intro to Surgical Technology 8
SURG 1020 Principles of Surgical Tech 7
SURG 1080 Surgical Microbiology 2
SURG 1100 Surgical Pharmacology 2
SURG 2030 Surgical Procedures I 4
SURG 2040 Surgical Procedures II 4
SURG 2110 Surgical Technology Clinical I 3
SURG 2120 Surgical Tech Clinical II 3
SURG 2130 Surgical Tech Clinical III 3
SURG 2140 Surgical Tech Clinical IV 3
SURG 2240 Seminar in Surgical Technology 2
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