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Surgical Technology - Certificate (Career)

APPLICATION CODE 155

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

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
Frederick Community College Certificate

The surgical technology certificate provides students with a foundation in the principles of patient care, surgical procedures, operative technique, surgical instrumentation and specialty equipment, and principles of asepsis. This basic knowledge is applied through extensive clinical experience in the scrub and circulator roles. A preceptored clinical experience is obtained in area community hospitals and surgery centers. This certificate incorporates the recommendations established in the Essentials and Guidelines for Accredited Education Programs in Surgical Technology by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Students who complete this certificate may apply to sit for the national certification examination in surgical technology. This certificate is offered to Howard Community College students through the Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium. Students will typically complete the science and speech courses 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.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 101General Biology

4

OR

BIOL 107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

BIOL 203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

OFFI 260Medical Terminology

3

SPCH 105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

OR

SPCH 110Interpersonal Communication

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: 47

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