CST to AAS Bridge program

Here are the steps to get started:

  1. Apply to the college 

  2. Submit your CST credential to the Department Chair for verification. (certificate or NBSTSA ID card)

  3. Meet with a Health and Stem Advisor

  4. Register for classes

  5. Waiver for 32 credits issued

All you need to take are the rest of the required core and flexible core classes including:

ENG 12 (3 credits)

ENG 24 (3 credits )

BIO 11 (4 credits)

BIO 12 (4 credits)

BIO 51(4 credits)

Math 4 (3 credits)

PH 76 (3 credits)

SOC 31 (3 credits)

PSY 11 (3 credits)

+ 2 additional credits from the Flexible Core groups A (World Cultures), B (US Experience in its Diversity) or C (Creative Expression).

This totals 32 credits. 

The total needed for your AAS degree in Surgical Technology is 64 credits (32 of which you will be given credit). You must make sure that your NBSTSA Certification does not lapse while you are matriculating.   

Make sure that at some point during your matriculation, you take a writing intensive course as well as a course that is designated as a Civic Engagement course.