Pearl River Community College

Plan of Study

Deadline to apply is October 1st       Classes begin each January             Minimum ACT required: 16

Students may graduate in 1 year with a Technical Certificate or graduate with an A.A.S. Degree (if they have previous coursework) or want to continue taking academics required for the A.A.S.  Taking more than 19sch per semester has to have special permission.

Note: SUT Classes have to be passed with a C or higher to continue in the SUT Program. Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation. Additional graduation requirements include: Scrubbing on a minimum of 120 surgical cases meeting specific requirements and sitting for the National CST Exam.

Technical Certificate Curriculum January- December Total: 48 Hours

Course Number Course Description Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
SUT 1113 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology 3
SUT 1217 Principles of Surgical Technique 7
SUT 1314 Surgical Anatomy 4
SUT 1412 Surgical Microbiology 2
SUT 1222 Surgical Medical Terminology 2
Written Communications Elective (unless previously taken) 3
SECOND SEMESTER
SUT 1518 Basic/Related Surgical Procedures 8
THIRD SEMESTER
SUT 1528 Specialized Surgical Procedures 8
SUT 1538 Advanced Surgical Procedures 8
SUT 1703 Certification and Role Transition 3
(Total sch for Technical Certificate 48 hours)

Technical/Associate in Applied Science (optional) Total: 65 Hours

Academics needed (in addition to Technical Certificate requirements) to graduate with an A.A.S.(Science classes have to be within last 5 years and a grade of C or higher)

BIO 2513 Anatomy & Physiology I (or BIO 1513 Principles of A & P I) 3
BIO 2511 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (or BIO 1511 Principles of A & P I Lab) 1
BIO 2523 Anatomy & Physiology II (or BIO 1523 Principles of A & P II) 3
BIO 2512 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (or BIO 1521 Principles of A & P II Lab) 1
(9 sch) with minimum of one course from each of the following areas:
* Math/Natural Science 3
** Social/Behavior Science 3
*** Humanities/Fine Arts 3
(Total sch for A.A.S. 65 hours)

Approved Courses: (9 sch) with minimum of one course from each of the following areas

*Math/Natural Science (minimum of 1 course)

  • BIO 1134 General Biology I
  • BIO 1144 General Biology II
  • MAT 1313 College Algebra (or higher)
  • BIO 2923 & 2921 Microbiology and Lab
  • CHE 1213 & CHE 1211 General Chemistry I with Lab

**Social/Behavior Science (minimum of 1 course)

  • EPY 2513 Child Psychology
  • EPY 2523 Adolescent Psychology
  • EPY 2533 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 1513 General Psychology
  • SOC 2143 Marriage and Family
  • SOC 2113 Introduction to Sociology

***Humanities/Fine Arts (minimum of 1 course)

  • ART 1113 Art Appreciation
  • MUS 1113 Music Appreciation
  • SPT 2233 Theatre Appreciation
  • HIS 1163 World Civilization
  • ENG 2423 World Literature