Program Options

Surgical Technology AAD Program (accelerated/alternate delivery)

If a student has on-the-job training as a surgical technician or is a graduate from a surgical technology program that didn't hold CAAHEP accreditation during enrollment, the AAD Program (accelerated/alternate delivery) will take into account the previous education and experience a student has.

Alternate delivery of the program is provided through online instruction and portfolio development. A proficiency test option for some of the courses will be available.

Goal: To provide formal education to on-the-job trained surgical technicians and establish eligibility for the National Board Certifying exam. 

Requirements for Acceptance

  • A pre-assessment of current skills. A current employer will verify and sign an ST Skills Checklist.
  • Two reference forms, one from the current employer and one from a surgeon.
  • Documentation verifying clinical experiences for 120 cases in the first scrub role, for two of the last four years of experience. These cases must include a minimum of 30 cases in general surgery and 90 cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty of those cases must be in a minimum of four surgical specialties. The documentation must include your name, facility, date of procedure, surgical procedure and specialty designation (general surgery, various surgical specialties).

Surgical Technology Core Courses

Fall Semester
SURG 1600 – Introduction to Surgical Technology **
SURG 1610 – Surgical Technology Theory **
SURG 1620 – Surgical Technology Skills Lab I (not required)
SURG 1685 – Surgical Pharmacology
HLTK 2300 – Health Care Ethics **

Spring Semester
SURG 1630 – Surgical Technology Skills Lab II (not required)
SURG 1750 – Surgical Procedures I (first 8 weeks)
SURG 2750 – Surgical Procedures II (second 8 weeks)
SURG 1850 – Surgical Technology Clinical I (not required)
SURG 2810 – Surgical Technology Clinical Synthesis I

Summer Semester

SURG 2850 – Surgical Technology Clinical II (not required)
SURG 2895 – Surgical Technology Clinical Synthesis II
**These courses are being considered for proficiency testing. Students must pass with an 80 percent or above to receive credit.

To complete the AAD program, students must earn the Associate of Applied Science of Surgical Technology degree.

Program outline:
  • A list of program courses can be found online
  • Program prerequisite courses are available through any Wyoming community college.
  • Program core SURG-prefix courses are delivered online in sequence beginning each August.
  • SURG-prefix lab and clinical course requirements are fulfilled by development of a portfolio documenting achievement of the course requirements.
  • All students must take the National Board Certifying examination on campus in Cheyenne.

Surgical Technology CST Degree Completion

This program option provides an Associate of Applied Science degree for certified surgical technologists.

Goal: To provide an opportunity for CST graduates of diploma/certificate CAAHEP-accredited surgical technology programs to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology.

To establish eligibility for this program option:

  • Apply to LCCC.
  • Submit a CST Degree Completion application with documentation.
  • Submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Formulate an academic plan in consultation with the program director.
  • Complete AAS degree requirements as stated in the college catalog under Instructional Services, Graduation Requirements. 
  • A minimum of 15 credits must be taken through LCCC online or on campus.