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Associate of Arts - Health Science (Pre-Surgical Technology)
(Effective UG21)

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Health Science (Pre-Surgical Technology) is designed for students who plan to pursue admission into the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology program at MACC. Students will remain under the major of Health Science (Pre-Surgical Technology) until admittance into the AAS-Surgical Technology program.

Students seeking admission into the AAS-Surgical Technology program must complete the required general education coursework listed on the map below with a “C” or above prior to the date of entry into the program.

Visit our Surgical Technology program page for admission criteria and contact information.

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses, and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. To ensure that milestone courses are completed, it is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.


Math Pathways Information


(See admission information below the academic map.)

Course Semester Hours Milestone***
  First Semester (Fall)
 BIO205*  Human Anatomy 4  BIO205
 HSC171*  Medical Terminology 3  HSC171
 LAL101*  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 *  ^Mathematics 3  Math
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
  Second Semester (Spring)
 BIO206*  ^Microbiology** 4  BIO206
 BIO209*  ^Physiology** 4  BIO209
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
 PSY101  General Psychology 3  
  Third Semester (Fall)
   Elective (BIO101 Biology - Recommended) 4  
   Elective (MTH160 Elementary Statistics - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts (PHI152 Introduction to Ethics - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts  3  
 PSY205  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   History or Government 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Physical Science (^PHY121 General Chemistry I - Recommended) 5  
 SOC101  Sociology 3  
  Minimum Required Hours for Degree 60  


*Required Pre-Entry Courses (Prior to beginning the Surgical Technology Program in January, students must successfully complete the required general education courses with a “C” or better.)

**Physiology and Microbiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the program.

***It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).


Additional Graduation Requirement
Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor's degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.