Surgical Technology (ST) Degree/Diploma
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Check a program: Diploma AAS Degree
Completed prior to applying for admission to ST program
General Requirements
Attend an ST Information Session (required)
Submit a Durham Tech enrollment application
Submit official transcript(s) (high school and college)
Apply for Financial Aid
Attend a ConnectSession (Student Orientation)
Prospective students with 12 or more college credit hours
are not required to attend a ConnectSession but it is
Meet Course Placement Requirements
Students must demonstrate that they are college ready
in one of the following ways:
Provide proof of an unweighted US high school
GPA of 2.8 or higher within the last ten years
Transfer college credit for English and math (algebra)
Provide proof of completion of an associate’s
or bachelor’s degree
Provide proof of satisfactory scores on ACT, SAT,
ACCUPLACER within the last ten years
Demonstrate mastery on RISE English placement
test 2 and RISE Math placement test 2; OR
successfully complete ENG 002 through Tier 2 (grade
of P2) and MAT 003 through Tier 2 (grade of P2)
Natural Sciences
CHM 094 Basic Biological Chemistry (only requiredif
taking BIO 168) OR biology and chemistry in high school
not older than 10 years or college biology and chemistry
with a lab with a grade of C (70%) or above in both the
lecture and lab (no time limit).
Submit Forms (download forms and submit with application)
English Language Requirement form
for students who meet the definition of non-native
speaker on the English Language Requirement form
Clinical Training form
Program application (accepted Nov. 1 Mar. 31)
Essential Skills form
Technology Proficiency form
General Education
May be completed prior to admittance to the ST program.
(1) ACA 122 College Transfer Success (AAS)
(3) ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
(3) MED 120 Survey of Med Terminology (Diploma)
(3) MED 121 Medical Terminology I (AAS)
(3) MED 122 Medical Terminology II (AAS)
(4) BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I
(4) BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II
(4) BIO 275 Microbiology (AAS) (AAS)
(3) PSY 150 General Psychology (AAS)
(3) COM 231 Public Speaking (AAS)
(3) PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics (AAS)
Core courses can only be taken following formal
application and admission into the program
(3) SUR 110 Introduction to Surgical Technology
(7) SUR 111 Perioperative Patient Care
(6) SUR 122 Surgical Procedures I
(7) SUR 123 Surgical Clinical Practice I
(5) SUR 134 Surgical Procedures II
(4) SUR 135 Surgical Clinical Practice II
Fall (AAS)
(2) SUR 211 Advanced Theoretical Concepts
(4) SUR 212 Surgical Clinical Supplement
Spring (AAS)
(1) SUR 137 Professional Success Preparation
(2) SUR 210 Advanced Surgical Clinical Practice
Revised 3/20