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Associate of Applied Science, Surgical Technology


The Surgical Technology program prepares students for employment as entry surgical technologists.  We offer a 63-credit Associate of Applied Science degree that takes approximately two academic years of full-time enrollment to complete.  Students enrolled in our full-major Surgical Technology program complete clinicals alongside working professionals in local hospitals and surgery centers.  For full application instructions please review the information on the How and When to Apply webpage.  

For full information about our degree program and student learning outcomes, please review the UAA Catalog.

  • Prerequisite Courses

    Complete the program prerequisite courses with a  grade 'C' or better by the program application deadline.

    • Placement into MATH A105 or higher, or completion of MATH A055 or MATH A060 or a higher level mathematics course
    • BIOL A111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or BIOL A113 Lectures in Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3-4 credits)
    • BIOL A112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or BIOL A114 Lectures in Anatomy and Physiology II (3-4 credits)
    • WRTG/ENGL A111 Writing Across Contexts (3 credits)
    • MA A101 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
    • MA A104 Essentials of Human Disease (3 credits)
    • BIOL A241 Lectures in Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences or BIOL A240 Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences (3-4 credits)
  • General Degree Requirements

    Students are strongly encouraged to complete the following nine (9) credits of general degree requirements prior to application to the full-major program:

    • WRTG A212 Writing and the Professions or WRTG A211 Writing and the Humanities or WRTG A213 Writing and the Sciences or WRTG A214 Arguing Across Contexts (3) (or ENGL equivalent)
    • PSY A111 General Psychology or PSY A150 Lifespan Development or SOC A101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    • COMM A111 Fundamentals of Oral Communication or COMM A235 Small Group Communication or COMM A237 Interpersonal Communication or COMM A241 Public Speaking
  • Major Requirements

    Upon selection into the full-major program, students will be required to complete three (3) semesters of surgical technology coursework as detailed below.

    Fall Semester (12 credits) Spring Semester (12 credits)  Summer Semester (12 credits)
    SURG A150 Introduction to
    Surgical Technology (4)
    SURG A160 Fundamentals
    of Surgical Technology (8)
    SURG A210 Surgical
    Procedures I (6)
    SURG A220 Surgical
    Procedures II (6)
    SURG A292 Surgical
    Technology Seminar (1)
    SURG A295 Surgical
    Technology Practicum (11)


A minimum of 63 credits is required for the degree.