Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Surgical Technology Option

Associate in Science Health Sciences - Surgical Technology

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Admission Requirements Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
Diploma

High School diploma or GED

Session

Attend Mandatory information session

Test

Take College Placement Test

BIO-108 Human Biology/Lab
3
MAT-097 Fundamentals of Algebra
3

Complete MAT-097 or higher placement

Total Credits:
Semester 1 Fall Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
SGT-105 Surgical Technology I
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Students must earn a grade of B- or better in all surgical technology courses for progression in the program

Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Surgical Technology program

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.

Students must earn a grade of B- or better in all surgical technology courses for progression in the program.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095; or ELL-103 or exemption by placing into higher level courses

BIO-203 Anatomy and Physiology/Lab I
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-105 or BIO-108 or BIO-195

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Spring Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
SGT-106 Surgical Technology II
6

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Students must earn a grade of B- or better in all surgical technology courses for progression in the program.

Prerequisits: SGT-105

PSY-101 Principles of Psychology
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or ELL-103 or RDG-095 or exemption by placing into higher level course 

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-204 Anatomy and Physiology/Lab II
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: BIO-203

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Summer Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
SGT-107 Surgical Technology III
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: SGT-106 and PMT-103

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Fall Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
PMT-105 Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist II
1

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: PMT-103

SGT-208 Surgical Technology IV
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: SGT-107

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

Prerequisite: ENG-111

Total Credits:
Semester 5 Spring Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
SGT-216 Surgical Seminar
4

Prerequisites: SGT-208 and PMT-105

SGT-251 Principles of Surgical Technology-Clinical
4

Prerequisites: SGT-107 and SGT-208 

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Choose one course from Creative Work Menu

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: October 18, 2021
Approved for the 2021-2023 College Catalog

Admission Requirements:

Students must maintain a grade of B- or better in all surgical technology courses. Applicants to this program are required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. 

The outcome of the CORI check may impact the student’s ability to participate in the clinical experience. For further information, see the Department chair. 

Students must apply to the program through BHCC’s Admissions Office and: 

  1. Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.  
  2. Attend an information session. 
  3. Complete Human Biology and Lab (BIO-108).  
  4. Complete Foundations of Algebra (MAT-097) or exemption by placing into higher level course. 

After completion of the admission requirements, qualified applicants will be evaluated using an admissions rubric.

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.