The Surgical Technology program welcomes 24 students every fall semester. The Surgical Technology Program uses a selective process and there is no waitlist for this program. Completing the prerequisite courses does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Open application period: The Surgical Technology program open application period is December 1st through February 15th the following year or later if the program is not filled.
Step One: Apply to SCTCC
Gain acceptance to the college in the “AA/Pre-Surgical Technology” major
- Apply online
- Pay $20 application fee
- Submit high school transcript
- Required if graduated high school 5 or fewer years ago
- If the language of record is not English, a certified translation must be included with the official transcript
- Submit official college transcript from ALL colleges previously attended
- If the language or record is not English, a certified course-by-course evaluation that includes GPA and course levels must be provided
- Submit Accuplacer, ACT, SAT, or MCA test scores
- Or schedule a time to take the Accuplacer exam at SCTCC or a location near you
Step Two: Prepare to Apply to Surgical Technology
- Applicants may apply to Surgical Technology only after successful completion of all prerequisite classes. You may apply if you expect to complete all of the prerequisite courses prior to the start of the program, but preference is given to students that have completed all of the prerequisite courses by the application deadline.
- A minimum of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from the pre-admission classes is required and a GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the general education coursework to be considered for admission.
- Applicants are only allowed one-retake of only one prerequisite course in this program.
- Attend a Surgical Technology Program Information Session to receive the most current program information.
Step Three: Apply to the Surgical Technology Program
- Apply to Surgical Technology Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
- Applicants will be ranked using the Surgical Technology Program Point System.
- The American Heart Association CPR/AED health care provider level course must be taken prior to applying to the program.
- Non-accepted applicants are encouraged to reapply during the next program application period after reviewing ways to gain more points on the Point System.