Anne Arundel Community College
ATTN: School of Health Sciences Admissions HLSB 174
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
Once you apply and before you submit any prior transcripts, be sure to meet with an advisor.
If you plan to transfer general education requirements, have your official transcripts sent directly to the college's Records and Registration office. The official transcripts from all previously-attended institutions of higher education must be submitted.
Mandatory attendance at an information session is required prior to submitting the surgical technology program application. Call 410-777-7310 for dates, times and locations or view the schedule on AACC's online calendar.
You must demonstrate eligibility for ENG-101/ENG-101A. There are a number of ways this can be done.
See an academic advisor for more information, or visit our Determine Placement page.
You must demonstrate eligibility for general education mathematics. There are a number of ways this can be done.
For information see an academic advisor or visit our Determine Placement page.
Before you submit your application, you must have your high school transcripts or GED equivalency transcripts submitted electronically to AACC's Records and Registration office.
Official transcript verifying an associate degree or higher from a nationally recognized institution. This official transcript is also required for course evaluation or transfer.
Note: A transcript/equivalency certificate is considered official when enclosed in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically by the sending institution. It must also include a graduation/completion date and a school official’s signature. Your application will not be considered complete if the required documentation is not received prior to or at the time your application is submitted.
You will find course descriptions in the AACC College Catalog for the listed program prerequisites.
Grade of C or better is required in all prerequisite courses. Pass-fail grades cannot be accepted. Science courses must be taken within seven years of application submission date.
Students must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at this college to be considered for selection into the Surgical Technology program.
If you have taken program prerequisites or other general education courses at a nationally recognized institution other than AACC, you must submit official transcripts with your application for review.
Note: A transcript/equivalency certificate is considered official when enclosed in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically by the sending institution. It must also include a graduation/completion date, if applicable, and a school official’s signature. Your application will not be considered complete if the required documentation is not received prior to or at the time your application is submitted.
Foreign educated students must have their college and high school transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluators:
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-101 or ENG-101A and ENG-102 course sequence with grades of C or better prior to applying to the program. If you need to fulfill this requirement, we recommend that you take the TOEFL test as soon as possible, as this requirement can take time to complete. You must have your official score report sent directly to Anne Arundel Community College. Anne Arundel Community College’s code for TOEFL is 5019.
If you are an international student, there may be additional requirements for you. Visit our international student pages to learn more about visa status and other information.
Note: If you do not have a Social Security number, you may not be permitted at some clinical rotation sites and site availability could delay or inhibit your progression in the program. An international student admission specialist in AACC's Admissions and Enrollment Development office may be able to assist students with F-1 visa status to obtain a Social Security number through practical training. Call them at 410-777-2677.
The required courses for this program may be found in the Loading....
All students must receive a minimum grade of C or better in each prerequisite course, general education course and each surgical technology course and a mark of satisfactory in the clinical laboratory to proceed in the program.
Due to the selection process, the surgical technology program cannot accept pass-fail as a replacement for letter grades in the required courses.
Applicants who have met the academic and admission requirements and have been selected into the program are given conditional acceptance. If you are granted conditional acceptance, you must submit a completed health examination record and criminal background check. You must also submit verification of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification by a designated deadline. Students who do not meet this deadline will not be further considered for admission and the next person on the list will be contacted. Instructions on how to complete these items will be enclosed in the selection packet and are not to be done until instructed to do so.
Students conditionally accepted to the program will be required to complete the health examination record. This technical standard will be met when the following are completed:
All Health Sciences students who are offered admission and/or clinical placement will be required to submit to a complete criminal background check.
Conditionally accepted students must successfully complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR course. CPR certification must be valid through graduation.
Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.