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Surgery Technology Associate Degree

Associate in Applied Science Program (A.A.S. Degree)

The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations. Students will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination for Surgical Technologists. Employment opportunities include hospital surgery departments, ambulatory surgery centers, labor & delivery departments, physician’s offices, and central sterile processing departments.

General Education Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Comm. 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3

Major Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
SUR 110 Intro. to Surgical Technology 3
SUR 111 Perioperative Patient Care 7
SUR 122 Surgical Procedures I 6
SUR 123 Surgical Clinical Practice I 7
SUR 134 Surgical Procedures II 5
SUR 135 Surgical Clinical Practice II 4
SUR 137 Professional Success Prep. 1
SUR 210 Advanced Clinical Practice 2
SUR 211 Adv. Theoretical Concepts 2

Other Major Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
BIO 175 General Microbiology 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 114 Prof. Research & Reporting 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3

Total Credit Hours: ………………………………………72

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I
Fall 1
Semester II
Spring 1
Semester III
Summer
Semester IV
Fall 2
Semester V
Spring 2
BIO 163
MED 121
SUR 110
SUR 111
BIO 175
SUR 122
SUR 123
SUR 134
SUR 135
HUM 115
ENG 111
CIS 110
MAT 115
SUR 210
MED 122
ENG 114
COM 120
PSY 150
SUR 137
SUR 211

Students must achieve a “C” or higher in each course in the curriculum in order to progress semester by semester and to graduate.

This program has selective admission requirements.

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Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.