2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Jul 09, 2020  
2017-2018 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, unless marked with ##, have a minimum grade requirement of a “C”.  Those marked with ## may be taken prior to or after the Surgical Technology courses.

Surgical Technology Program Courses: 35 credits

Program admission is required before the following courses may be taken.

A “C+” or high grade is required in each course listed.

Total Credits: 61-65

Sequence of Courses


  • Students may substitute BIO-23500 and BIO-23600 if previously completed (each with a “C” or better 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 additional information, please check with  the Health Sciences Office at healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • Drug testing of all students will be required prior to clinical site placement.
  • 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 prior to clinical placement.
  • 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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