Surgical Technology Requirements

Associate Degree Program - 63 Credits

Admission Criteria   Technology Requirements   Additional PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS  


Surgical Technology, AAS
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Admission Criteria

Two of the following:  
  • HS GPA: 2.5 GPA 
  • HS Rank: Upper Half 
  • GED: Sub-scores ≥ 145
  • ACT: 18 
  • SAT: 960
  • College GPA: 2.0 GPA - Based on 12+ credits. 
Students not meeting two of the above criteria are required to take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER: 
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS): 225
  • Writing: 255 
All students must also meet the TEAS Requirement Scores: 
  • TEAS Math: 55 
  • TEAS Reading: 65

TEAS Information

Additional Program Requirements

Additional Immunizations

This program requires additional immunizations. Please see additional details.

Many of the Southeast Technical College health programs require students to complete clinical or preceptor hours working at an approved medical facility (the “Facility”) under the direction of either a Southeast Technical College faculty member or licensed medical staff of the Facility.  The Facilities are all independent institutions. Each Facility establishes the requirements for students to participate in either a clinical or a preceptor rotation at the Facility.  To provide clinical/preceptor opportunities for students, Southeast Technical College must comply with the Facilities' requirements and provide proof of adherence to Facility requirements.

Facilities require students to obtain certain vaccinations, including but not limited to influenza and COVID-19, before entering the Facility and participating in a clinical or preceptor rotation. Therefore, Southeast Technical College must obtain and have on file proof of the required vaccinations before a student is assigned to attend a clinical or preceptor rotation.

The Facilities allow students a medical exemption from the various vaccination requirements to enter the Facility and participate in their clinical or preceptor rotation. 

Students in need of an exemption from any vaccination(s) requirements due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form via the myTech website as soon as possible after vaccination deadlines have been announced.  Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. Approval is not guaranteed.

Individuals with an approved exemption will be required to comply with other preventative requirements as specified in the exemption approval and as may be updated by later notification and/or posting of requirements. 

Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Background Check and Drug Screen

Completion of a background check and drug screen are required before program classes start.

Background Check    Drug Screen

Technical Standards

Read the Technical Standards form and review physical requirements. If you apply online, this is part of the application process.

Surgical Technology Technical Standards


Uniforms are required for this program. Please see the Books, Uniforms and Supplies page for current purchasing options.

Technology Requirements

Southeast Technical College's Surgical Technology program is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech I.T. Support Center.


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