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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Surgical Technology 
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 154
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
Frederick Community College Degree
The surgical technology area of study is designed for students who wish not only to fulfill the certification requirements to be able to apply to sit for the national certification examination in surgical technology but also desire to build on this significant achievement by adding general education courses to satisfy the requirements of the A.A.S. degree. The student may plan to apply these additional skills in seeking employment in a more diversified role or transfer to a four-year college program that has a medical or business emphasis. This area of study is offered to Howard Community College students through the Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium. Students will typically complete most of the general education core at Howard and then matriculate to Frederick Community College to complete the Surgical Technology courses. Students participating in Consortium programs pay in-county rates at the institution(s) to which they matriculate.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 LiteratureHumanities, Arts, or Literature Core Course
 (see pp. 61-63)3
 SPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
 SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication1-3
Social SciencesPSYC-101 General Psychology
 SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology1-3
ScienceBIOL-107 Fundamentals of Microbiology4
MathematicsMATH-122 or higher3-5
General EducationGeneral Education Core Course (see p. 61-64)3
BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II4
HEED/LFITHealth or Life Fitness Course1
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros3
ElectiveArts & Sciences Elective (see p. 65)3
Courses offered at Frederick Community College
ST 100Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I6
ST 101Introduction to Surgical Technology6
ST 105Clinical Practicum5
ST 200Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II12
A grade of “C” or better is required in all science and surgical technology courses.
Students interested in pursuing a degree at HCC in addition to preparing for this area of study should see “Allied Health Programs” or “Mid-Maryland Allied Health Care Education consortium” on pages 20-22 and also meet with an allied health advisor in the office of Admissions and Advising.


hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST