Pearl River Community College

Plan of Study

Deadline to apply is October 1 for program that begins in January    OR  Deadline to apply is April 20 for program that begins in April         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.  PROGRAM UPDATE: Beginning August 2020, our SUT Program will offer an Associate Degree only and you will no longer be able to graduate with a Technical Certificate. 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
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
SUT 1518 Basic/Related Surgical Procedures 8
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