2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Jul 09, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology, CC

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Minimum Credits: 51
Contact Hours: 59-63

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. 

Gainful Employment Information for this program may be found at http://www.kirtland.edu/static/gainful-employment/CSRG0Gedt/Gedt.html

General Education/Prerequisite Requirements: 16-20 credits

Each course must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in order to be eligible for admission to the surgical technology program.

Surgical Technology Program Requirements: 35 credits

Program admission is required before the following courses may be taken.  A minimum grade of “C+” is required in each course in order to continue in the program. 

Minimum Program Credits: 51

Sequence of Surgical Technology Courses


  • BIO 23500 and BIO 23600 may substitute for the stated A & P requirements if previously completed with the required grade.
  • Prerequisite courses may be repeated one time only to obtain the required grade.
  • Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will prohibit admission to the surgical technology program. For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • Drug testing of all students will be required prior to final program acceptance.
  • Students requesting admission to the program must submit a “Request for Admission to the Surgical Technology Program” application packet (available online) to the Health Sciences Office by May 1 of the calendar year in which the student is requesting admission to the Surgical Technology program. 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. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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