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.
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.
Anne Arundel Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in surgical technology upon successful completion of the 66-credit program.
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.
If you decide to earn your A.A.S. degree in surgical technology, you can transfer to complete your four-year degree. We have partnerships and transfer agreements in place with many colleges and universities so you can easily transfer when you're ready. Transfer agreements (or articulation agreements, as they’re officially called) are formal arrangements between institutions that allow certain credits to transfer seamlessly from one school to the other. After completing your degree, you can seamlessly transfer to:
In addition to these colleges, you can work with a transfer advisor to set up a specific plan to transfer to the four-year school of your choice.
Paying for college should be simple! Scholarships are available for the surgical technicians of tomorrow.