Online App Eligibility for Surgical Technology Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of all immunization requirements
  • Clearance on various background checks

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 19 or SAT score of  980 (if 22 or younger)
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    Minimum ATI TEAS score of 54% (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 54%

I understand that if I do not meet the above admission requirements, I will not be considered for admission.
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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.
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Signature
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.
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