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Surgical Technology Degree Details (SAMPLE)

Program Location:

North Metro Campus

ST Program Admission:

Students seeking admission to the Surgical Technology (ST) Program must be fully admitted to the college for Spring Semester 2020. To take pre-admission courses, students should enroll in the college’s Healthcare Science Certificate or Interdisciplinary Studies-Health Track.
The ST program has a competitive admission process. The selection criteria consist of Admission Points with a total value of 260 points. See the ST Admission Points Criteria sheet for additional information.

All students must have a CTC GPA of 2.0 or higher to be considered for program admission. If a student has all transfer credit, and does not have a CTC GPA, this requirement does not apply.

Transfer Students / Transfer Credit:

If you are a transfer student, you must be fully admitted to Chattahoochee Technical College by Spring Semester 2020. The College’s document deadline for Spring Semester 2020 is Friday, November 15, 2019.

If you are transferring college credit into Chattahoochee Technical College, official transcripts must be received by the college’s document deadline, Friday, November 15, 2019.

Required Pre-Admission Course Work:

Complete the following pre-admission courses by Monday, May 11, 2020.

ENGL 1101, Composition and Rhetoric, 3 Credit Hours

MATH 1111 or MATH 1101, College Algebra or Math Modeling, 3 Credit Hours

BIOL 2113, Anatomy and Physiology I, 3 Credit Hours
BIOL 2113L, Anatomy and Physiology I Lab, 1 Credit Hour


BIOL 2113, Anatomy and Physiology II, 3 Credit Hours
BIOL 2113L, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab, 1 Credit Hour

Additional Required Courses:

Students will be required to complete the following general education courses with a grade of “C” or higher by Monday, August 3, 2020.

BIOL 2117, Introductory Microbiology, 3 Credit Hours
BIOL 2117L, Microbiology Lab, 1 Credit Hour

ALHS 1090, Medical Terminology, 3 Credit Hours

PSYC 1101, Introductory Psychology, 3 Credit Hours


Humanities Elective- Select one: ENGL 2130, HUMN 1101, ARTS 1101, MUSC 1101, THEA 1101, ENGL 2110


See the Health Sciences web page, catalog, or a Health Sciences advisor for general education elective courses.

Course Attempts and Point Calculations:

Students are allowed two attempts in the Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II courses that will be awarded as admission points. Should a student attempt these classes more than twice, only the first two attempts will be considered when calculating admission points.


Take the ATI TEAS by Friday, May 1, 2020 and achieve a minimum total adjusted score of 60.00. A student may take the ATI TEAS (Version 6) two (2) times in a calendar year and must wait a minimum of 30 calendar days in between attempts. The ATI TEAS score is valid for five years.

The ATI TEAS is a standardized test that measures the student’s ability in math, reading, grammar and science. A study guide and practice test can be purchased at ATI Testing. The ATI TEAS is available through the Chattahoochee Technical College’s Corporate and Professional Education Department.

Application Session:

Applicants must attend an application session during Spring Semester 2020. Applications are only distributed and accepted during the application session. A schedule of Surgical Technology Application Sessions will be available at the beginning of Spring Semester 2020 on the Surgical Technology (ST) web page. Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the session.

Final Class Selection:

Final class selection is based upon the total number of Admission Points. The students with the highest point value will be accepted into the program.

Academic Advisement:

Students should email a Health Sciences Advisor with questions about admission criteria or to schedule an advisement appointment:

Kayla White Email – Marietta Campus
Amy Lyle Email – Marietta and Paulding Campuses
Jeniffer Brennan Email – Marietta Campus
Sarah Aitken Email – North Metro and Appalachian Campuses
Montreal Thomas Email – North Metro Campus

Accreditation Information:

Chattahoochee Technical College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP is located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North Suite 158, Clearwater, FL. 33763. For more information please visit the CAAHEP webpage at CAAHEP or call 727-210-2350.