Complex math isn’t part of the day-to-day for the typical surgical technologist. Simple calculations or unit conversion may be required, but no further advanced math skills will be commonly needed.There is a 3 credit hour general education requirement for mathematics as part of the Herzing surgical technology program. Learn more about the surgical technologist programExplore Now Other Questions Do I need to be certified to become an OTA? What are the most important skills and qualities in a nurse leader? Am I too old to start learning programming? What online healthcare degrees are available besides billing or coding?