Program Admissions

Program Effectiveness Data

Admissions Procedures


The Surgical Technology program is a 3 semester, limited enrollment program which admits 24 students each January. All candidates are evaluated using a specialized admission procedure.  Students must submit admission materials and meet admission requirements before the application is considered for review. The deadline for submission of application materials is September 1 for January admission.

  • Apply with ECC - how to apply
  • All candidates must submit all official transcripts from other colleges/universities attended.
  • Complete and submit Health Professions Application - PDF
  • Score in the 25th percentile or better in each section of the PSB-HOA exam.
  • A grade of C or better in BIO 110 or its equivalent or a grade of C or better in BIO 240 or BIO 245/BIO 246 or their equivalent.

Screening Process

To be considered for admission to the Surgical Technology program students must earn a:

  • Score in the 25th percentile or better in each section of the PSB/HOA exam.
  • Grade of C or better in BIO 110* or equivalent.

Note: Students who have earned a grade of C or better in BIO 240 or BIO 245/BIO 246 are not required to complete BIO 110 and will be ranked first in the screening process.

Ranking Criteria

  • Individual PSB/HOA section percentiles are averaged together to determine a single score. BIO240 or BIO245/BIO246 (or equivalent) letter grades are given the following point values:
    • A = 24 points
    • B = 16 points
    • C = 8 points
  • Then those students who have only completed BIO110 (or equivalent) will be given points based on their letter grade:
    • A = 20 points
    • B = 12 points
    • C = 6 points
  • Accepted students will be notified by letter October 1.

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Note: Criminal background checks and drug testing are required for all health professions programs. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test will be denied admission to health professions programs. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test while enrolled in health professions programs will be dismissed from the program.