Academic Progression and Grading Criteria

Passing Grade

The minimum passing grade required for a surgical processing technician (SPT) course and Microbiology (degree students only) is a C+ (75 percent). Any grade below a C+ (75 percent) is a failing grade. A student failing either the didactic, clinical, or laboratory component of a SPT course will fail the entire course. Failure of a SPT course is defined as any grade below the minimum progression requirement of C+.

In addition, the minimum passing grade required for Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, is a C (70 percent). Any grade below a C (70 percent) is a failing grade.

Repeating Courses

Students in the Surgical Processing Technician program who receive a grade of C or below in any SPT course must repeat that course in order to progress in the program. The minimum passing grade required for a repeated course is a C+.

Students in the Surgical Processing Technician degree program who receive a grade of C or below in Microbiology must repeat that course in order to progress in the program. A minimum grade of C+ on the repeated course is required to pass the course.

Students in the Surgical Processing Technician program who receive a grade of D or below in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I, and/or Anatomy and Physiology II must repeat the course in order to progress in the program.  A minimum grade of C on the repeated course is required to pass the course.

Note that failed courses may lead to repeat charge fees and may also delay graduation.