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Become a vital member of the surgical team by making sure a patient's operation goes smoothly.

Surgical technologists prepare patients, operating rooms and surgical teams for surgery. You will learn to ensure the operating room and equipment is sterile and all equipment is functioning properly. You will also learn how to provide safe care to surgical patients. With a surgical technology degree, you will be prepared for entry-level work as a surgical technologist in a number of health care environments.

Career Degree

The School of Health Sciences offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce.

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

Anne Arundel Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in surgical technology upon successful completion of the 66-credit program.


Job Outlook

Once you graduate, you will have ample opportunities to work in hospitals, surgical centers and other health care industries as part of the surgical team. The program prepares graduates for the surgical technologists' national certification examination.

Learn more about surgical technology's career opportunities, median salaries and job outlook by checking out AACC's Career Coach.