Surgical Technology - Course Planning

The Surgical Technology program at Seattle Central College is a 4–quarter, full–time course of study, which begins in the Summer Quarter. Students who complete this program will gain the skills and experience needed to excel as a surgical technologist, and will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam for Surgical Technology and to apply for Washington state registration.

View or download the curriculum and course planning guides for the Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) (pdf) or Certificate (pdf) in Surgical Technology.

Program Prerequisites
Prefix Course Credits
AHE 168 Medical Terminology 5
BIOL 128 Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
or PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology 5
HUM 105 Intercultural Communications 5
Complete MATH 098, MATH 088, or MATH 092 (Statway path) or a higher level math course; OR test into a higher level math course.

Please note that for the AAS-T you will need to complete either of the statistic courses—MATH&146 or MATH 136. MATH 136 as part of the Statway pathway requires completion of MATH 092 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. MATH&146 requires completion of MATH 098 or MATH 088 with a grade of 2.5 or higher OR testing into a higher level math course.

First Quarter
Prefix Course Credits
AHE 140 Central Supply/Instrument Technician 10
AHE 126 Essential Skills for the Healthcare Professional 2
Second Quarter
Prefix Course Credits
SURG 111 Surgical Lab 6
SURG 113 Surgical Theory I 10
SURG 115 Clinical Observation 2
Third Quarter
Prefix Course Credits
SURG 121 Surgical Specialty/Professional Prep 6
SURG 123 Surgical Theory II 8
SURG 125 Clinical Practice I 4
Fourth Quarter
Prefix Course Credits
SURG 133 Surgical Theory II 8
SURG 135 Clinical Practice II 10


Total Program Credits = 86

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total Program Credits = 96

Questions about course planning? Contact an Academic Advisor at In addition, you can contact the Allied Health staff and faculty for help.

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