A 60-65 credit A.A.S. degree option combines the clinical and didactic coursework of the certificate with general education requirements. Graduates with a certificate may work as a surgical technologist while completing the A.A.S. degree courses. Many employers will assist with the cost of tuition.
The Surgical Technology A.A.S. Degree Program at FCC is a selective admissions program
. This pathway is for students who have been accepted into the program only. Students who have not yet been accepted into the program should begin the Pre-Health Professions Pre-Surgical Technology pathway and apply to the Surgical Technology A.A.S. Degree Program after all selective admissions courses have been completed.
*The first three recommended semesters consist of pre-admission courses to be completed prior to acceptance into the selective admission Surgical Technology A.A.S. degree program. In consultation with an advisor, students should follow the Pre-Health Professions: Pre-Surgical Technology pathway prior to acceptance into the Surgical Technology A.A.S. program. Upon acceptance into the Surgical Technology A.A.S. program, students should then follow this Surgical Technology A.A.S. pathway, also in consultation with an advisor.