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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to instruct students in the tasks and responsibilities of a surgical technologist in the operating room.  Areas of study will include, but are not limited to, aseptic technique, positioning of patients, preparation of instrumentation, pulling of case carts, setting up rooms, and assisting surgeons.  By the end of the degree studies, the student will be able to independently prepare for a procedure and assist the surgeon in a great patient care outcome. 

Students who successfully complete the courses will be eligible to take the national certification examination of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

San Juan College's Surgical Technology program is accredited by:

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 113th Street N, #7709
Seminole FL 33775

The deadline for submitting the complete application to the program is October 31 for beginning the program in January  For additional information about the program and the application process, please contact the Surgical Technology program well in advance of the deadline.  You may contact Surgical Technology at 505-566-3853 or

Note:  Student must earn a grade of 'C' or higher in all courses to obtain a Surgical Technology A.A.S. degree.

SJC First Year Experience Requirement: 3 Credits

General Education Requirements: 16-17 Credits

Program Requirements: 6 Credits

Program Requirements must be completed prior to admission to the program.


Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Students:

Cohort only by selection. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

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