Surgical Technology Curriculum

General Education Courses

Anatomy and Physiology are the requirements to be accepted into the Surgical Technology program.
Must maintain a “C” or above in all your courses.

Fall Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BI240 Anatomy (pre-req) 4
EN101 *English 1 3
BT160 Microcomputer Applications 3
AH211 Medical Law & Ethics 3
HI103/PL216 *American History to 1877 OR *National Government
National Government 3
Spring Semester
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BI242 **Physiology (pre-req) 4
SP175 Speech 3
SO107 General Sociology 3
AH106 Math-Allied Health (or higher level) 3
PY121 General Psychology 3
Summer Semester
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BI100 *General Biology 5
BT240 Employment Strategies 1


  • Note: BI238 Anatomy and Physiology – the combined 8 credit hour courses, can be taken in place of the separate BI240 Anatomy and BI242 Physiology
  • *Testing Required
  • **Pre-Requisite Required
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

Surgical Technology Courses

Once accepted into the Surgical Technology Program, you will take the following courses.

Fall Semester (August to December)

Course Code Course Name
MT 101/ST Medical Terminology for the Surgical Technologist
Phar 100/ST Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist
IST 102/ST Introduction to Surgical Technology
FST 100/ST Fundamentals of Surgical Technologist

Spring Semester (January to June)

Course Code Course Name
Micro 108 (L) Microbiology Lecture and Lab
CIST 104/105 Clinical I and II
PILST 106 Procedures Lecture
PILST 106 L Procedures Lab
PATH 100/ST Pathophysiology

*Through an agreement between NCMC and HTC, students are awarded thirty (30) credit hours for successful completion (“C” or above) in all courses of the Surgical Technology Program at HTC. These hours are applied to the AAS degree at NCMC.

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NCMC Contact Information


Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
(660) 357-6284

Surgical Tech Contact Information

Linda VanDyke, CST-CSFA

Program Coordinator/Instructor
3434 Faraon Street
St. Joseph, MO 64506