Course Catalog

Surgical Technology - ST12 Diploma

Program Description: We are no longer accepting students into this program.

The surgical technology diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. The surgical technology diploma program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. In addition, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in surgical technology. Graduates of the program receive a surgical technology diploma and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists as well as eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • American Heart Association Provider CPR Certification, physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen required prior to start of clinical rotation.

We are no longer accepting students into this program. For students interested in completing a surgical technology program, please visit the Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology program page.

Gainful Employment Information
General Core Courses 9
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 48
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
SURG 1010 Introduction to Surgical Technology 8
SURG 1080 Surgical Microbiology 2
SURG 1100 Surgical Pharmacology 2
SURG 1020 Principles of Surgical Technology 7
SURG 2030 Surgical Procedures I 4
SURG 2110 Surgical Technology Clinical I 3
SURG 2040 Surgical Procedures II 4
SURG 2120 Surgical Technology Clinical II 3
SURG 2130 Surgical Technology Clinical III 3
SURG 2140 Surgical Technology Clinical IV 3
SURG 2240 Seminar in Surgical Technology 2
Faculty & Staff

Surgical Technology Coordinator, Valdosta Campus

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