Online App Eligibility for Surgical Technology AAS Program

Eligibility Requirements

Direct Admission (students with less than 25 hours of college credit):

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (if applicable)
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 21 or SAT score of  1060 (if 22 or younger)
    Minimum ATI TEAS score of 58.7% (if 23 or older)

Transfer Admission (students with 25 or more hours of completed college credit):
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum ATI TEAS score of 58.7%

I understand that if I do not meet the above admission requirements, I will not be considered for admission.
Required Technical Abilities and Skills

In order to handle the job responsibilities and tasks assigned to the student in the Surgical Technology Program, students must be able to:

  • Perform a full-range of body motion including handling and lifting clients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Bend, reach, pull, push, stand, stoop, walk during shift, and agility to handle body mass.
  • Lift and carry up to sixty (60) pounds.
  • Demonstrate visual acuity (with correction if needed) within normal range including peripheral vision and reading fine print.
  • Demonstrated auditory acuity (with correction if needed) that includes hearing muffled voices (through the mask) with extraneous background noises.
  • Withstand unusual smells-cauterized tissue.
  • Wear full surgical attire including personal protective equipment.
  • Adapt effectively, displaying flexibility in environments with high tension to ensure client safety.
  • Concentrate and pay attention to details.
  • Perform fine motor skills with both right and left hands. (Dexterity and application in working with microscopic pieces of equipment, sutures and hold retractors, etc.)
  • Adapt to irregular working hours as well as ability to stay over shift if necessary.
  • Respond quickly and in an emotionally controlled manner in emergency situations.
  • Communicate in a rational and coherent manner both orally and in writing with individuals of all professionals and social levels.
  • Recognize that work environment will include exposure to diseases and toxic substances (sterilants, x-ray, fumes, development of latex allergy, and so forth.)
  • Show evidence of skin integrity.
  • Be able to problem solve using conceptual, integrative, and quantitative reasoning skills

I have read and understand the above non-academic requirements and believe that I am able to meet these standards.
I affirm that all information supplied is complete and accurate. I understand that any misrepresentation or change of facts could be cause for refusal of admission, cancellation of admission, or suspension from the College. I am aware that this application will not be considered until all required admission items are received by the College.