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

Completed clinical portfolio to include:

  • A letter of recommendation from a current immediate supervisor.
  • Two letters of recommendation from surgeons.
  • Clinical experience verification form. This form needs to verify at least 125 procedures in a variety of specialties. This document is available upon request from the Program Chair.

Upon meeting all requirements for admission and enrollment, the student may request experiential learning credit by submitting the following items to the Director of Student Records and Information Management:

  • Credit for Life Experience Application
  • Current resume and the above mentioned clinical portfolio
  • Letter explaining life experience
  • A non-refundable processing fee ($150 per course non-refundable)

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

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

Experiential Learning Credits

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

*General Education Course

** Major Course

+Life experience credit available.