What are the requirements to be admitted into the program?
After the application deadline, all completed applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of faculty members and program administrators.
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
1. Required prerequisite courses completed or in progress
2. Cumulative grade point average
3. Observation evaluation
4. Responses to application questions
Should any students receive identical scores, the date of receipt of the applications will be considered in assigning priority. Final selection will be made and the students will be notified. An alternate list will be made to fill any cancelations.
Our program does not have a waiting list; therefore, students not selected for admission into the Surgical Technology Program must initiate the admission process the following year before being reconsidered. All students’ applications not selected will be kept for one year after the deadline and will then be destroyed.
How much does the program cost?
On top of general college tuition and fees, there are additional expenses for the surgical technology program. Learn more.
Will I be certified after I complete the program?
Surgical technology students are eligible to take the national certifying examination offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting just prior to graduation. Results are released upon documentation of graduation. Contact the program director for an exam application and schedule.
How do I progress in the program?
To progress in the program, students must maintain a minimum grade of C in each required Surgical Technology and support course. (A support course is any course in the curriculum that does not contain the SURG prefix.)
A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above is required prior to and after acceptance into the program. Students must also take and pass all surgical technology courses in sequence.
Can I have a job while I'm in the program?
Due to the demands of the full-time program, student employment is not encouraged. This personal decision should be based on individual performance in the classroom, clinical education sites and personal health. Student success is our primary concern, and essential learning cannot be compromised. Students will not be excused from class or clinical assignments for personal work schedules.