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Planner for Surgical Technology (A.A.S.)

Special Admission Requirements - Rolling Admission

Title of Major: Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 65

Learn more about the Surgical Technology Degree program

Purpose: Prepares students for employment as entry-level Surgical Technologists in hospitals, surgical centers and other health care industries. Trains graduates to prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment; to work in the sterile surgical field with members of the surgical team; and to assist with the preparation and transport of the surgical patient. Prepares graduates for the Surgical Technologists national certification examination. The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

AACC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland.   If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the AACC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state.  If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, or if you need additional information regarding professional licensure, please contact the School of Health Sciences at 410-777-7310.

Additional Program Requirements

A grade of C or better in each surgical technology and general education course is required to progress in the program.

Faculty Contact ( Patricia Clarke

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

(*) Students must be admitted to the Surgical Technology major to take SGT courses.



Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
BIO 231 - Human Biology 1  and BIO 232 - Human Biology 2  
BIO 233 - Anatomy and Physiology 1  and BIO 234 - Anatomy and Physiology 2  
8 credit hours    
MDA 113 - Medical Terminology   3 credit hours      


Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1   
3 credit hours     
BIO 223 - General Microbiology   4 credit hours      
Mathematics GER  
3-4 credit hours    
SGT 100 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Surgical Technologists  (*) 3 credit hours      


Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology   3 credit hours      
SGT 102 - Principles of Surgical Technology  (*)
6 credit hours     
CTA 100 - Computing and Information Technology  OR
CTP 103 - Theories and Applications of Digital Technology  
3 credit hours    


Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Arts & Humanities GER  (must meet diversity requirements)
3 credit hours    
SGT 108 - Surgical Procedures 1  (*)
4 credit hours     
SGT 200 - Surgical Technology Clinical 1  (*)
7 credit hours     


Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SGT 202 - Surgical Procedures 2  (*)
4 credit hours      
SGT 205 - Surgical Technology Clinical 2  (*)
5 credit hours      
SGT 206 - Surgical Technology Clinical 3  (*)
5 credit hours      
SGT 209 - Surgical Technology Perspectives  (*)
1 credit hour      


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