Academic Progression

Passing Grade

The minimum passing grade required for a surgical technology (SUR) course is a C+ (75 percent). Any grade below a C+ (75 percent) is a failing grade. In addition, the minimum passing grade required for Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I and II, and Microbiology is a C+ (75 percent).

A student failing either the didactic, clinical, or laboratory component of a surgical technology (SUR) course will fail the entire course. Failure of a SUR course is defined as any grade below the minimum progression requirement of C+.

Repeating a Surgical Technology Course

Surgical Technology students who receive a grade of C or below in any surgical technology (SUR) course must repeat that course. A minimum grade of C+ in the repeated course is required to remain in the program.

Repeating a Science Course

Surgical Technology students who receive a grade of C or below in any of the following science courses must repeat that course: Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I, Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II, and Microbiology. A minimum grade of C+ in the repeated course is required to pass the course.

Note that failed courses may lead to additional charges and may also delay graduation.

Automatic Dismissal

Surgical Technology students who receive a grade of C or below in any surgical technology (SUR) course they are repeating will be dismissed automatically from the Surgical Technology program.