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Surgical Technology Admission Requirements

The first step is to attend a program information session.
Detailed information regarding the program, profession, admission and academic requirements, and selection criteria will be discussed at the information session.

Surgical Technology Program Admission
Offering an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology. Applications accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

First consideration for selection will be given to candidates whose resident address is in Anne Arundel County for at least three months prior to the date the application is submitted.

Admission Requirements

  1. Attendance at a program information seminar.
  2. Submit completed program application. The Surgical Technology program accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis.  
  3. High school graduate or equivalency or associate degree or higher from a nationally recognized institution. Official transcripts required.
  4. U.S. high school general chemistry (1 credit), CHE 011 (noncredit), or college-level chemistry (CHE 111 or CHE 103) with a grade of C or better.
  5. Completion of prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
  6. Eligibility for ENG 111 or ENG 115 or ENG 121.
  7. Eligibility for general education math.
  8. Foreign educated students must have their college and high school transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluators: AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) at or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) at or WES (World Education Services) at
  9. Foreign educated students must successfully pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (213 is the equivalent computer score and 79 is the equivalent Internet based score) OR must have completed the ENG 111/112, ENG 115/116, or ENG 121 course sequence with grades of “C” or better prior to applying to the Surgical Technology program.  Anne Arundel Community College’s code for TOEFL is 5019
  10. Satisfactory completion of criminal background check.
  11. Submission of completed health examination record.
  12. Submission of current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers certification cardCPR certification must be valid through graduation.