Accelerated Alternative Delivery (AAD)
The Accelerated Alternative Delivery (AAD) program prepares professionals working in the Surgical Technology field that cannot become certified by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to complete a diploma in surgical technology at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, making the student eligible for certification. A one semester online program is offered by the accredited program at Cabarrus College. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will graduate from Cabarrus College with a diploma and be eligible for certification. The program is offered in a block format. It includes 14 hours of theoretical knowledge from the core curriculum of the Surgical Technology Diploma Program.
This program is for surgical technology professionals that are: on the job trained; graduates from a non- Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Surgical Technology program; graduates from an accredited surgical technology program that completed the educational requirements before March 1, 2000; or military trained.
Pre-Requisites Required for Admission
ST-AAD Courses Online (Block Scheduling)
The fall semester starts the fourth week of August. The spring semester starts the second week of January. All coursework is submitted online. Class size will be 10 students per semester.
The cost for the AAD program is approximately $5,360 for 14 hours of online instruction.
Contact Michelle Gay, Program Chair for application information at 704-403-1758.
How to Apply to the Surgical Technology AAD Program
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