MATC AAS Surgical Technology to UWM BS Biomedical Sciences: Health Science Completion

The Surgical Technology AAS degree at MATC teaches students how to assist surgeons in the operating room.  Students learn human anatomy, microbiology, medical terminology and surgical instruments. Coursework covers educational concepts such as:

  • Health care and technological science principles
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Patient support
  • Patient, operating room and surgical team preparation
  • Intra-operative and post-operative case management
  • Ethical, legal and professional standards

The Health Science Completion BS at UWM prepares students for jobs in hospitals, government organizations, insurance companies and other clinical or non-clinical settings. Classes emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving and information management. UWM also offers the Health Science Completion program in the competency-based Flexible Option program

Both programs also emphasize:

  • Practical communication skills
  • Responsible and respectful behavior
  • Interpersonal relations

The program also recognizes other AAS degrees from MATC’s Healthcare Pathway as well as related degrees in human services, public safety and business: 

The transfer pathway below follows the articulation agreement between MATC’s Healthcare Pathways AAS degrees & the BS in Biomedical Sciences: Health Science Completion at UWM. To have as many courses transfer as possible, follow the course substitutions marked with an asterisk.

For more information about health sciences transfer pathways between MATC and UWM, fill out the below form:


MATC Courses and the UWM Equivalent

MATC CourseCreditsUWM CourseUWM Requirement
ENG-195 English Composition3ENGLISH 101Elective/Prerequisite for ENGLISH 102
ENG-197 Technical Reporting3ENGLISH 206OWC – Part B / Comm Cross-Functional Elective (C or better waives Part A)
BIOSCI-117 General Anatomy & Physiology4BIO SCI 202Elective/Prerequisite for BIO SCI 203
BIOSCI-179 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology4BIO SCI 203Natural Science with lab GER
BIOSCI-197 Microbiology4BIO SCI 101Natural Science with lab GER
SOCSCI-172 Intro to Diversity Studies3SOCIOL 224Social Science/Cultural Diversity GER
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations3PSYCH XSSocial Science GER
HEALTH-101 Medical Terminology3HS 222Electives
SURGT-125 Intro to Surgical Technology4TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-126 Surgical Tech Fundamentals 14TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-127 Exploring Surgical Issues2TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-128 Surgical Tech Fundamentals 24TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-129 Surgical Pharmacology2TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-130 Surgical Skills Application2TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-131 Surgical Interventions 14TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-132 Surgical Technology Clinical 13TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-133 Surgical Technology Clinical 23TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-135 Surgical Technology Clinical 33TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-136 Surgical Technology Clinical 43TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
SURGT-142 Surgical Interventions 24TRAN-FRE X (38 credits)Electives
Total MATC Credits65
*Recommended substitution or elective

UWM Courses to Fulfill Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

UWM CourseCreditsUWM Requirement
MATH 102, 103, 105, 108 or other3Quantitative Literacy – Part A
KIN 270 or other approved course3Quantitative Literacy – Part B
Language other than English0-8May be met by two years high school or two semesters of college
Various course options3Art GER
Various course options6Humanities GER
HS 102 Healthcare Delivery in US3Foundation Courses
HCA 220 Leading Healthcare Professionals3Foundation Courses
BMS 205 Intro to Diagnostic Medicine3Foundation Courses
BMS 245 Client Diversity in Health Science3Foundation Courses / Soc Sci & Cultural Diversity GER
BMS 260 Intro to Complementary & Integrative Health Approaches3Foundation Courses
THERREC 202 Disability: Society & Person3Foundation Courses
HS 311 Law & Ethics Healthcare Professionals3Advanced Health Science Courses
KIN 400 Ethics & Values in Health & Fitness3Advanced Health Science Courses
BMS 301 Human Pathophys: Fundamentals1Advanced Health Science Courses
BMS 302 Human Pathophys: Organ Systems I1Advanced Health Science Courses
BMS 303 Human Pathophys: Organ Systems II1Advanced Health Science Courses
BMS 433 Teamwork in Health Professions3Advanced Health Science Courses
BMS 434 Professional Development in Health Science3Advanced Health Science Courses
THERREC 303 Inclusive/Disability Programs3Advanced Health Science Courses
Coursework as needed to reach 1204Electives
Total UWM Credits55
Total MATC & UWM Credits120