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2022 - 2023 Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Catalog

Surgical Technology - General Management - AAS/ABS

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Program Code: DE.30550

Dual associate degrees are available in several Health curricula and the Automotive Service Technology curricula with the General Management Program. Generally, the requirements are completed simultaneously; however, the business courses normally will be completed prior to beginning your clinical sequence. Your diploma will list both the Associate in Applied Science Degree and the Associate in Business Studies Degree.

You will need to earn the required number of credits for your Associate in Applied Science Degree plus 24 credits from the courses below for the Associate in Business Studies Dual Degree.

If you have earned a degree previously, you may not use courses from that degree to satisfy the requirements of a Dual Degree. It is possible that your previous degree may have included one or more of the required business courses. You do not have to retake such classes, but must replace them from the list of approved business courses under the dual degree to complete the additional 24 credits by instruction at Delta College.

Fall First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 15

Winter First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 12

Winter Second Year:

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total Semester Credits: 18

Winter First Year Clinical:

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Credits: 90


  1. In addition to completing all the courses for an approved applied science program (see above), you must complete a minimum of 24 credits by instruction at Delta College.
  2. If a student has already earned credit in one or more of the required courses, the student will select other courses from the list of electives to total 24 credits.
  3. Students must complete the Validation Application and receive a "Semester and Year of Validation" to be eligible to enter the program. It is recommended that this application be submitted during the final semester of pre-requisite courses. Validation is a process that allows the Registrar's Office to review and confirm that the student has completed pre-requisite courses and requirements of this program.  Approximately 15 students are accepted for ST courses each Fall semester.
  4. Validation requirements: 1) completion of prerequisite courses BIO 152W and BIO 153W or BIO 240 and BIO 241, BIO 203W, ENG — Comp I, HSC 105, HSC 140, PSY 101W or PSY 211W or SOC 211W, and ST 100 with a “C” (2.0) minimum grade; 2) BIO 152W and BIO 153W or BIO 240 and BIO 241 must have been completed within the past ten years of completing the degree. If this time period is exceeded, an approved biology course must be taken to refresh this content. Please see the program coordinator to determine which course(s) must be taken; 3) READING LEVEL 4 competency; 4) MATH LEVEL 5 Competency; 5) Math courses are to have been taken within the last five years; 6) During final semester of prerequisite courses students must submit the validation application to the Registrar’s Office.
  5. Once validated, students must waitlist themselves each year during the Special Clinical Registration Period to be eligible to begin the program and to remain validated.  Failure to complete the waitlist process annually will result in removal from the validation list.  See the validation page on the portal for more information and dates.
  6. Following entry to the program via special clinical registration, students are required to complete health requirements including but not limited to 1) physical exam with completion of physical form, 2) American Heart Association BLS provider certification, 3) a successful ten (10) panel drug screen by the approved agency, 4) an annual TB skin test, 5) immunization records including MMR, Td/Tdap, Varicella, and Hepatitis B or signed waiver, 6) an annual flu shot.  These requirements will be discussed at the required orientation along with submission instructions via an electronic storage and clinical placement system.  All certifications and immunizations must be up-to-date and remain current throughout the program.
  7. In addition to tuition, fees, and textbook costs, students should plan for the following expenses following successful clinical entry: immunizations and CPR certification to meet health requirements, background check, drug screen, ACEMAPP registration, and appropriate lab and clinic attire.  Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from clinical sites and paying possible parking fees.  Students are responsible for paying the cost of any medical care that might be necessary if they are injured or become ill as a result of clinical practice activities.  The College does not provide insurance coverage for such situations.
  8. These courses must be taken in the sequence shown. Clinical hospital assignments may be outside of your community. Students must be prepared to commute.
  9. Students must achieve a minimum “C” (2.0) grade in each Surgical Technology course to be eligible to continue in the program.
  10. Students who have a first course failure or withdrawal within the second semester of their clinical program may complete a request for reentry.  Reentry guidelines are published in the ST Student Handbook.

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