The Associate of Science degree with a major in Surgical Technology is awarded after the student completes the following requirements:
- Completion of the stated surgical technology curriculum.
- Achievement of a final grade of “C” (2.0) or above in each surgical technology and science course, with a 2.4 or above cumulative GPA.
- Completion of the program requirements within eight semesters once enrolled in the surgical technology sequence.
- Demonstration of clinical competency in routine surgical procedures.
- Completion of the National Examination for Certified Surgical Technologists offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
- Exhibition of desirable professional behaviors.
- Fulfillment of all obligations to the university.
To meet Surgical Technology Core Curriculum standards, all students must complete at least 120 surgical procedures in the first scrub or second scrub role. Of these, at least 80 cased must be in the first scrub (independent and proficient) role. The experiences must be appropriately distributed between general surgery and specialty procedures.