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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
ENGL 121College Composition

3

BIOL 101General Biology

4

OR

BIOL 107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

OR

BIOL 141Foundations of Biology I: Cells, Energy, and Organisms

4

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

MATH 132Topics in Mathematical Literacy

3

or higher core course

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

Courses offered at Frederick Community College

Course NumberTitleCredits
MEDA 108Basic Medical Terminology

1

OR

MEDA 109Medical Terminology

3

SURG 120Surgery Essentials

3

SURG 125Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I

6

SURG 130Introduction to Surgical Technology

6

SURG 135Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II

5

SURG 200Fundamentals of Surgical Technology III

6

SURG 205Fundamentals of Surgical Technology IV

6

Total Credit Hours: 60

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 "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).

This program is in the Health Sciences Pathway.

Guided Pathways is a nationwide educational strategy that provides a structured and collaborative approach to student success. Guided Pathways connect students to the specific resources in an intentional and deliberate way in order to support student success.

For information about advising, please visit the Advising web page.

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Course NumberTitleCredits