Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Surgical Technology Certificate Program

Certificate

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Admission Requirements Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
Diploma

High School diploma or GED

Session

Attend Mandatory information session

Test

Take College Placement Test

ENG-095 Writing Skills II
3

Complete ENG-095 or higher placement

MAT-093 Foundations of Mathematics
3

Complete MAT-093 or higher placement

Total Credits:
Semester 1 Fall Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
SGT-105 Surgical Technology I
5

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Surgical Technology program and pre/co-requisite of NHP-180

NHP-180 Medical Terminology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

SGT-115 Asepsis for Surgical Technology
2

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program

PMT-103 Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist I
1

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program

BIO-108 Human Biology/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

PSY-101 Principles of Psychology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ESL098 or RDG095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Spring Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
SGT-106 Surgical Technology II
8

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-108 and SGT-105

PMT-105 Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist II
1

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: PMT-103

PSY-213 Human Growth and Development
3

Prerequisite: PSY-101

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Prerequisites: ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
SGT-107 Surgical Technology III
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: SGT-106 and PMT-105 and PSY-213

SGT-116 Surgical Seminar
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: SGT-106 and PSY-213

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Assist the operative team during the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative phases of surgery. 
  • Prepare equipment and supplies for use during surgery.
  • Function as “first scrub” on most surgical procedures.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for surgical technologist positions in hospitals. The prospect for jobs is very good at the present time as the cost of health care rises. Graduates of the program qualify to take the national certification exam at the end of the program.