The Surgical Technology Accelerated Alternate Delivery (AAD) is an accredited, one semester, online program that prepares professionals working in the Surgical Technology field for certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Surgical Technology professionals interested in the AAD program must be on-the-job trained or graduates from an accredited surgical technology program that completed the educational requirements before March 1, 2000; graduates from a non- Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Surgical Technology program; or military trained.

Applicants to the Surgical Technology AAD Diploma Program must meet the general college and Surgical Technology diploma admission requirements found in the Catalog and submit:

  • Evidence of completion of the following college courses or equivalents:
    • ENG 101 English Composition I 3 credits
    • BIO 100+ Medical Terminology 1 credit
    • BIO 190+ Principles of Microbiology 4 credits
    • PSY 101 General Psychology 3 credits
  • Science credits cannot be more than five years old  
  • Two letters of recommendation from surgeons.
  • Clinical experience verification form. This form needs to verify at least 120 procedures in a variety of specialties. This document is available upon request from the Program Chair.
  • Credit for Life Experience Application

Upon meeting all requirements for admission and enrollment, and after the credit for lifetime experience has been approved (by the Program Chair), the student must submit a clinical verification form.  The procedures can be completed prior to or during enrollment. 

Curriculum Plan

Surgical Technology AAD Curriculum Plan
Pre-Requisites Required for Admission

BIO 100** Medical Terminology 1
BIO 190** Principles of Microbiology 4
ENG 101* English Composition I 3
PSY 101* General Psychology 3
TOTAL 11

ST-AAD Courses Online (Block Scheduling)

BIO 163** Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
SRG 111** Introduction to Surgery 4
SRG 121** Surgical Procedures I 4
SRG 131** Surgical Procedures II 3
TOTAL 16

Experiential Learning Credits

SRG 115** Fundamental Perioperative Techniques+ 4
SRG 125** Surgical Clinical I+ 5
SRG 135** Surgical Clinical II+ 3
TOTAL 12
Total Diploma Hours 39

*General Education Course

** Major Course

+Life experience credit available.

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