In order to receive an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology from the University of Saint Francis, you must:
- Complete the stated surgical technology curriculum.
- Achieve a final grade of “C” (2.0) or above in each Surgical Technology and science course, with a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or above.
- Complete program requirements within eight semesters once you are enrolled in the Surgical Technology sequence.
- Demonstrate clinical competency in routine surgical procedures.
- Complete the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) National Examination offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
- Exhibit desirable professional behaviors.
- Fulfill all obligations to USF.
To meet the Surgical Technology core curriculum standards, you must complete at least 120 surgical procedures in the first-scrub or second-scrub role. Of these, at least 80 cases must be in the first-scrub (independent and proficient) role. The experiences must be appropriately distributed between general surgery and specialty procedures.