As the number of specialized jobs increase, the option to specifically tailor course work to a student's academic and career goals becomes increasingly important. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Healthcare) provides an educational foundation of roles that span multiple disciplines in the healthcare environment. These fields may include health information technology, nursing, surgical technology and radiology. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies program at Albany Technical College is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions in today's healthcare field. This program offers students learning opportunities that develop higher level academic skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.
The Surgical Technology degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. The Surgical Technology degree program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. In addition, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in surgical technology. Graduates of the program receive a surgical technology associate of applied science degree and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists as well as eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).