Program Admissions

Program Effectiveness Data

Admissions Procedures


The Surgical Technology program is a four-semester Associate of Applied Science degree program. It is a limited enrollment program that admits students according to clinical site openings each August. 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. After the deadline, students will be notified by letter via email of their status (accepted, waiting list, or incomplete requirements). The screening process takes approximately one to two weeks. Surgical Technology AAS program admits one time per year. Fall only, June 1 application deadline for Fall admission.

Screening Process

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

  • Grade of C or better in add HPE-112, BIO-110, and BIO-245 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.

Prerequisite Ranking Criteria

  • HPE112 (or equivalent) will be given points based on their letter grade:
    • A = 18 points
    • B = 12 points
    • C = 6 points
  • BIO110 (or equivalent) will be given points based on their letter grade:
    • A = 24 points
    • B = 16 points
    • C = 8 points
  • BIO245 (or equivalent) will be given points based on their letter grade:
    • A = 24 points
    • B = 16 points
    • C = 8 points

Students who have earned a grade of C or better in BIO 246 and/or BIO 265 will get additional points added to their score and follow the same points value as BIO110 and BIO245.

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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.