Applying to the Program

Application for Spring 2022

  Opens August 16, 2021 through October 30, 2021

Steps to a Successful Enrollment

Please follow the instructions below and gather the appropriate documents before you complete our online application.

Step 1. Enroll in CCD

If you haven’t done so yet, you must be a current CCD student to enroll in the Surgical Tech Program. The CCD application is free. Please select Associate of Applied Science as the degree option when applying. In order to get transfer credit from classes taken outside of CCD, official transcripts from those colleges must be submitted to CCD's Admissions, Registration and Records office. CCD will accept e-transcripts. 

Step 2. Prerequisites

Prerequisites for This Program

On the program application, you will be asked to list the course(s) you are currently enrolled in or have completed. Information needed: college/university, course number, date enrolled, semester/quarter hours, grade received, date completed/to be completed. You will also be asked to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript(s), which can be found by signing in to CCDConnect and downloading a copy.

BIO 201 | 4 Credits

  • Students must take this course before they enter the program and obtain a grade of "C" or higher.
  • This course must be successfully completed by the end of the spring semester in the year of application to the program. This course must be completed before you can take BIO 202.
  • There is a seven-year expiration date on all science courses.

BIO 202 | 4 Credits

  • Students must take this course before they enter the program and obtain a grade of "C" or higher.
  • This course can be in progress at the time of application but must be successfully completed by the end of the spring semester in the year of application to the program.
  • There is a seven-year expiration date on all science courses.

HPR 139 or 178 | 2 Credits

  • Students must take one of these courses before they enter the program and obtain a grade of "C" or higher.
  • The course can be in progress at the time of application but must be successfully completed by the end of the spring semester in the year of application to the program.
  • All general courses are good for a lifetime.

ENG 121 | 3 credits

  • Students must take this course before they enter the program and obtain a grade of "C" or higher.
  • This course can be in progress at the time of application but must be successfully completed by the end of the spring semester in the year of application to the program.
  • All general courses are good for a lifetime.

MAT 103 | 3 Credits

  • Students must take this course before they enter the program and obtain a grade of "C" or higher.
  • This course can be in progress at the time of application but must be successfully completed by the end of the spring semester in the year of application to the program.
  • All general courses are good for a lifetime

Step 3. Additional Information

Previous healthcare experience is preferred. Examples of acceptable healthcare experience: Nurse Aide, Phlebotomist, Unit receptionist, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Practical Nurse, Dietary Aide, etc.

To be accepted into the program, you will need the following:

CPR Certification

  • Must be completed within a timeframe that will allow one certification to be valid through the program.
  • You will be required to show proof of the CPR Certification once you have been accepted into the program.

Background Check

  • Drug screening included. No history of criminal offenses; please read the CCCS list of disqualifying offenses.
  • You will receive instructions on completing this step once you have been accepted into the program.

Answer These Questions

  • Have you ever been placed on academic probation or dismissed for any reason from school, college or university?
  • Have you ever been convicted of either a felony or misdemeanor, excluding minor traffic offenses?

Step 4. Short Essay

As part of the application process, you will be asked to write a 500 word or less essay that includes the following topics: What do you know about the profession of Surgical Technology, and what interests you about it? What character qualities do you feel that you bring into this profession?  Also, include any healthcare training and work experience and include the location of this work experience (i.e. clinics, hospitals, etc.)

Step 5. Interview

An interview with the program chair will be scheduled once your application has been processed.