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Surgical Technician

DACC is partnering with San Juan College to offer the Surgical Technology Program. Prerequisite courses can be completed through DACC. Once the prerequisites are completed students can apply to be admitted to the Surgical Technology program through San Juan College. The clinical portion of the program will be completed in Las Cruces area hospitals.

Coursework to be completed at DACC:

Prefix Title Credits
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
BIOL 101G Human Biology 3
BIOL 101GL Human Biology Laboratory 1
BIOL 221 Introductory Microbiology 3
BIOL 221 L Introductory Microbiology Laboratory 1
BIOL 225 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 226 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM 110G Principles and Applications of Chemistry 4
COMM 253G Public Speaking 3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication
OEEM 101 CPR for the Health Care Professional 1
PSY 201G Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Intermediate Algebra 3
College Algebra 3
Math for Health Occupations 3
Total Credits




Program Core Requirements – Completed Online and at DACC under the direction of San Juan College

  • SURG-110 Intro to Surgical Technology 6 cr.
  • SURG-112 2nd Level to Surgical Tech 6 cr.     
  • SURG-114 3rd Level of Surgical Tech 6 cr.
  • SURG-116 4th Level to Surgical Tech 6 cr.
  • SURG-210 Introduction to Surgical Tech Clinical 4 cr.
  • SURG-212 2nd Level to Surgical Tech Clinic 4 cr.
  • SURG-215 3rd Level to Surg Technology Clinicals 3 cr.
  • SURG-217 4th Level to Surg Technology Clinicals 3 cr.

For more information contact:

Maxine Chapman
San Juan College Surgical Technology Director