Accelerated Alternative Delivery (AAD)

The Surgical Technology Accelerated Alternate Delivery (AAD) is an accredited, one semester, online program that prepares professionals working in the Surgical Technology field for certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Surgical Technology professionals interested in the AAD program must be on-the-job trained or graduates from an accredited surgical technology program that completed the educational requirements before March 1, 2000; graduates from a non-Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Surgical Technology program; or military trained.

Surgical Technology AAD Curriculum Plan
Pre-Requisites Required for Admission
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 1
BIO 190 Principles of Microbiology 4
ENG 101 English Composition I* 3
PSY 101 General Psychology* 3
Total 11
ST-AAD Courses Online (Block Scheduling)
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
SRG 111 Introduction to Surgery 4
SRG 121 Surgical Procedures 4
SRG 131 Surgical Procedures II 3
Total 16
Experiential Learning Credits
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
SRG 115 Fundamental Perioperative Techniques** 4
SRG 125 Surgical Clinical I** 5
Total 12
Total Diploma Hours 39

*General Education credits.
**Life experience credit available.
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