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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology, AAS

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Minimum credits:  61

Contact hours: 70-74

The surgical Technology program at Kirtland is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as surgical technologists.  Following successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam.


General Education & Pre-Program Requirements: 26-30 credits

All courses have a minimum grade requirement of a “C” except ALH 10101, CIS 10500, and the Humanities requirement; these courses may also be taken prior to or after the Surgical Technology courses.

Total Credits: 61-65

Sequence of Courses



  • Prerequisite courses may be repeated one time only to obtain the required grade.
  • BIO-23500 and BIO-23600 may be substituted for the A & P requirement if previously completed with a “C” or better grade.
  • Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will prohibit admission to the surgical technology program. For additional information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at
  • Drug testing of all students will be required prior to clinical site placement.
  • Students who wish to apply for the program must meet with their academic advisor in order to begin the application process.  Once the advisor releases the student to the health science office, they will be provided with the program application to fill out.  Appications are received until May 15th of each year.  Late applications will be accepted if seats are available after all on-time applicants have been evaluated. Acceptance notifications will be emailed to students via their Kirtland email account in June. Note: If applicants exceed the number of available seats in the program, students will be ranked.
  • Students are ranked for acceptance into the program based on: (1) anticipated date of completion of prerequisite course work; (2) date of college application declaring surgical technology as program of study; (3) G.P.A of required prerequisite courses.
  • Immunization records are required for final admission (refer to the Surgical Technology website for details.)
  • Each class of Surgical Technology students is considered a cohort (group) and courses/schedules are assigned. Students are expected to complete the program specific sequence of courses within the two stated semesters. All others would be required to follow the program reentry policy as stated in the program handbook.



Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor.

Call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280 to schedule an appointment.

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