Transition to AAS in Surgical Technology • Associate in Applied Science

Occupational Program

Colleague Code: AAS.ADST

Curriculum Code: SGT 101

Program Information:

  • This program is designed for students who are currently a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) interested in obtaining their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Surgical Technology.
  • Career cluster includes Certified Surgical Technologists in hospital operating rooms, delivery rooms, ambulatory care centers, physician offices and central sterilizing departments.
  • All CST’s seeking a pathway to the AAS degree must complete the Communication (EGL 101, CMN 101 or CMN 104) and Social Science (PSY 101, SOC 101) general education courses, as well as the surgical technology course which are part of the program of study.
  • Students will be required to apply for proficiency credit for all Surgical Technology and science courses that are part of the AAS degree.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Submit the LLCC admission worksheet and any college transcripts to: Records Office, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, P.O. Box 19256, Springfield, IL 62794-9256.
  2. Possess the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential. The certification must be in good standing with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) and not revoked. A copy of the current certification card and/or certificate is required.
  3. Possess a Certificate of Completion/Diploma in Surgical Technology and a copy of the certificate is required.
  4. Employed as a Surgical Technologist with a minimum of 1 year of current operating room experience. A letter of employment verification must be provided by the employer.
  5. Complete the admission application by meeting with a Health Professions Student Success Coach.

For Program Information Contact:

Health Professions Department at 217-786-2447 or 217-786-4693 or see a Health Professions Student Success Coach.

Course Requirements:

Required Program Courses

Please see your advisor for course planning

CMN 101Public Speaking Fundamentals



CMN 104Interpersonal Communication



EGL 101Composition I


PSY 101Introduction to Psychology


SGT 220Professional Development in SGT


SOC 101Introduction to Sociology


Total Credit Hours:15