A. To request a milestone review, you must have completed, or be enrolled, in the requirement courses (HSC0003, ENC 1101, SPC 1017, BSC 2085/L, BSC2086/L, CLP 1006, PHI 2604). However, the selection of students to progress to discipline courses is based on the number of required general education and natural science courses completed at the time of program selection.
A. Because enrollment is limited in this program, selection criteria is based on the number of required general education and natural science courses completed at the time of program selection with top priority given to students that have completed all of the required general education and science courses. Additionally, GPA is included in the selection process.
A. You can request a milestone review before completing these courses. However, selection is based on the number of courses completed. You are encouraged to complete all of the non-discipline courses to increase your chances of progressing to discipline courses.
A. Classes are offered weekdays from approximately 8:00 – 4:00 pm. Clinical courses are scheduled from 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. depending on the clinic assigned.
A. To earn the Associate Degree in Surgical Technology, 24 courses must be completed. (64 credits)
A. Employment is not encouraged but you should be able to work about 15- 20 hours per week without jeopardizing your course grades. Students must earn at least a final grade of “C” or better to continue in the program.
A. This is a cohort style program, and therefore you will have to wait until the course is offered again.
A. Face-to-face and online (Blackboard). Web enhancements, Blended, and flipped classroom styles.
A. The Medical Campus does not provide job placement. Through the Career Center located in the New Student Center on the Medical Campus, graduates may review employment opportunities that have been forwarded to the Career Center.
A. To work as a Surgical Technologist, certification is required. The student must pass the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), offered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
Step 1: Apply to MDC. If you have never taken classes at MDC, or haven't taken classes in more than an academic year, please complete a Miami Dade College application.
Step 2: Send transcripts from your high school and previously attended colleges/ universities as applicable
Step 3: Meet with a Medical Campus Advisor to discuss program requirements and milestone checkpoints
Step 4: Visit Medical Campus Program Requirements web page to request a Milestone Review by the target deadline date.
A. Associate in Science degree in Surgical Technology
Questions about this or other programs at the Medical Campus?
Visit our virtual room to speak to an advisor. No appointment is necessary.
New Student Center - Room 1113
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.