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2019-2020 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.

Suggested Summer Term

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

ENGL 121College Composition

3

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

CMSY 110Software Applications for Micros

3

MATH 132Topics in Mathematical Literacy

3

or higher core course

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

HEED/LFIT Health or Life Fitness Course

1

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

PSYC 101General Psychology

3

OR

SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology

3

SPCH 105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

OR

SPCH 110Interpersonal Communication

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

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

Total Credit Hours: 66

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 Consortium" and also meet with an allied health advisor in the office of admissions and advising.

A graduate should be able to

  1. Demonstrate ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate information pertinent to the practice of surgical technology (cognitive domain).
  2. Perform, independently, skills required for employment as an entry-level practitioner (psychomotor domain).
  3. Exhibit professional behaviors consistent with college and employer standards for a surgical technologist (affective domain).