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Surgical Technologist Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.


Credits: 2.00

Provides an introduction to microbiology, cell and cell structure, genetics and cellular classifications, microbial life and growth, infectious disease process, microbial growth, bacterial interactions with the human body, immunology and specific bacterial class characteristics and pathogenicity.

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Credits: 3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.