The Surgical Technology, CST Pathway to AAS program provides students with the opportunity to further their knowledge and education culminating in an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) is in line with the current recommendation of the professional body, the Association of Surgical Technologists, which recommends an AAS degree to work in the field of Surgical Technology. The degree adds to the competitiveness of a Surgical Technologist seeking employment. Many hospitals have a career ladder, which can require an associate’s degree for advancement. An advanced degree furthers the student’s education and rightly positions him/her for additional education. This course of study incorporates knowledge and principles from the liberal arts with an emphasis on the sciences in theory.
The Mohave Community College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 N Ste 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763, in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for Surgical Technology (ARC/STSA), 6 West Dry Creek, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120-8031
CST Pathway to AAS is a national program with most courses offered online. This program is designed specifically for the practicing Certified Surgical Technologist. Requirements include 62 credit hours for graduation with 31 credits hours transferring for the active Certified Surgical Technologist. For more information concerning the Surgical Technology, CST Pathway to AAS, see the Surgical Technology webpage.
Requirements for Graduation: Prerequisite and General Education courses accepted with a “C” or better. SGT (Surgical Technology) courses require a “B” or better.
Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.