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2013-14 College Catalog

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Surgical Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Application Code 154

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium

Frederick Community College Degree

The surgical technology area of study is designed for students who wish not only to fulfill the certification requirements to be able to apply to sit for the national certification examination in surgical technology but also desire to build on this significant achievement by adding general education courses to satisfy the requirements of the A.A.S. degree. The student may plan to apply these additional skills in seeking employment in a more diversified role or transfer to a four-year college program that has a medical or business emphasis. This area of study is offered to Howard Community College students through the Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium. Students will typically complete most of the general education core at Howard and then matriculate to Frederick Community College to complete the Surgical Technology courses. Students participating in Consortium programs pay in-county rates at the institution(s) to which they matriculate.

General Education Core

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities, Arts, or Literature Core Course

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

-or

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

-or

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-122Ideas in Mathematics

3 credits

-or

-higher

General Education

Course NumberTitleCredits
-General Education Core Course

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

HEED/LFIT-Health or Life Fitness Course

1

CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3 credits

Elective-Arts & Sciences Elective

3

Courses offered at Frederick Community College

Course NumberTitleCredits
ST-100Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I

6

ST-101Introduction to Surgical Technology

6

ST-105Clinical Practicum

5

ST-200Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II

12

A grade of “C” or better is required in all science and surgical technology courses.

Students interested in pursuing a degree at HCC in addition to preparing for this area of study should see “Allied Health Programs” or “Mid-Maryland Allied Health Care Education consortium” and also meet with an allied health advisor in the office of Admissions and Advising.

Total Credit Hours: 66-68