Delta College logo


Surgical Technology - General Management - Dual Associate Degree

If you want a career as a Surgical Technologist but also have an interest in management, this dual associate degree from Delta College is for you.

About the program

Delta College students have an option to add a second associate degree in General Management to the Surgical Technologist associate degree at the same time.

Generally, the business and management courses are completed prior to entering the Surgical Technologist program.

Careers and job outlook

If you’re interested in supervising or teaching in the Surgical Technologist field or if you want to manage a sterile packing office, you might consider this degree.

Most employment opportunities are in hospitals, but some surgical technologists work in outpatient care centers or in offices of physicians who perform outpatient surgery.

Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012- 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.

Surgical Technologists in Michigan earn an average of $42,480. The national average is $43,350.

Source: Occupational Employment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at

What are students saying?

"You can never be completely prepared and I know I will encounter many challenges, but I am ready to tackle them head on!" – Angela Hunter

"My instructors taught me real life experiences that I can apply to my career. I feel confident and ready to go out into the working world." – Kelly Frendscho

Find out more

Have questions or want more information? Contact:

Rebecca Hall
Program Coordinator

Surgical Technology - General Management - Dual Associate Degree

Program Code: DE.30550

Dual associate degrees are available in several Health curricula and the Automotive Service Technology curricula with the General Management Program. Generally, the requirements are completed simultaneously; however, the business courses normally will be completed prior to beginning your clinical sequence. Your diploma will list both the Associate in Applied Science Degree and the Associate in Business Studies Degree.

You will need to earn the required number of credits for your Associate in Applied Science Degree plus 24 credits from the courses below for the Associate in Business Studies Dual Degree.

If you have earned a degree previously, you may not use courses from that degree to satisfy the requirements of a Dual Degree. It is possible that your previous degree may have included one or more of the required business courses. You do not have to retake such classes, but must replace them from the list of approved business courses under the dual degree to complete the additional 24 credits by instruction at Delta College.

Business Core Requirements for Degree

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ACC 1213Accounting for Managers OR ______________
ACC 211(4)Principles of Financial Accounting ______________
CST 133W4Computer Concepts & Competencies OR ______________
CST 134(3)Micro Computers in Business Using MS Office ______________
MGT 153W3Introduction to Business ______________
MGT 2453Principles of Management ______________
OAT 1513Business Communication I ______________

Electives (Choose 7/9 credits from the following)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ACC 2124Principles of Managerial Accounting ______________
ACC 2144Computerized Accounting ______________
CST 1041Microsoft Word Foundations ______________
CST 1051Outlook ______________
CST 1512Spreadsheet Fundamentals OR ______________
CST 155(3)Microsoft EXCEL ______________
CST 2042Microsoft Word: Intermediate ______________
CST 2573Database MS Access ______________
ECN 221W4Principles of Macroeconomics ______________
MGT 1103Business Mathematics ______________
MGT 1453Principles of Sales ______________
MGT 2433Principles of Marketing ______________
MGT 251W3Business Law I ______________
MGT 2563Human Resources Management I ______________
MGT 257W3Human Resources Management II ______________
OAT 1523Business Communication II ______________
PHL 203W3Business Ethics OR ______________
PHL 210W(2)Information Technology Ethics & Law ______________

24Total Credits


1 - In addition to completing all the courses for an approved applied science program (see above), you must complete a minimum of 24 credits by instruction at Delta College.
2 - If a student has already earned credit in one or more of the required courses, the student will select other courses from the list of electives to total 24 credits.
3 - Student re-entry procedures are printed in the handbook given to all clinical students.
4 - Credits required for a dual degree vary according to the chosen curricula.

1961 Delta Road, University Center MI 48710 | 989-686-9000 |
Delta College is an Equal Opportunity Organization, committed to excellence through inclusiveness and diversity.
Copyright ©