Surgical Technology

Admission Process

  1. Apply to SLCC
  2. Meet with an Academic Advisor
  3. Prerequisites
  4. Health Professions Admission Assessment
  5. Immunization Form and CPR Certification
  6. Background Check
  7. Application
  8. Interview
  9. Notification of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance

Apply to SLCC
SLCC Application Instructions (4-6 week process) 

Meet with an Academic Advisor
- Call 801-957-6215 to schedule an appointment
- Prepare for your appointment by going to the Advising webpage

Prerequisites for Admission 
Fall 2014   
Prerequisites for Admission
Fall 2015 
^ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3 ^ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3
OR OR
WRTG 0990 w/ a C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score WRTG 0990 w a C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
^MATH 0990  Elem Algebra 4 ^MATH 0990 Elem Algebra 4
OR OR
ACT/SAT/Accuplacer exam placement into MATH 1010 (valid for 1 year) ACT/SAT/Accuplacer exam placement into MATH 1010 (valid for 1 year)
BIOL 2320 Human Anatomy 4 BIOL 2320 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab 0 BIOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab 0
^COMM 1010 Elements of Eff Comm 3
^MA 1100 Medical Terminology 3
^PSY 1100
/1210
Lifespan Human Growth and Dev
/Personal Growth & Dev
3

^ SLCC Offered Online

Note: All prerequisites must be completed BEFORE applying to the Surgical Technology program. The following prerequisites MUST be completed with a C+ grade or better within the past 5 years: BIOL 2320 and BIOL 2325. The remaining prerequisites must be completed with a C grade or better. See application deadlines. It is the student's responsibility to examine each course description for details of other prerequisite classes.



Health Professions Admission Assessment
- Contact the Health Sciences Assessment Center to schedule an exam at least 1 week BEFORE you plan to take the exam
- A minimum overall score of 75% or better is required. Exam may only be taken twice, and the exam is good for two years. If the minimum score is not achieved on the 1st attempt, a 2nd attempt is allowed. Students are required to remediate for a minimum of 2 weeks before the 2nd attempt. If an applicant scores 75% or slightly higher and wants to improve their score, a 2nd attempt is allowed. The highest score of the two attempts will be used; there is no averaging of the two scores. The areas tested include: Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Math, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary & Gen. Knowledge. Learning Style and a Personality Profile are also included (for information only). Exam must be scheduled at least one week in advance. Exam scores will need to be listed on the application

Immunization Form and CPR Certification
- Have a health care provider fill out and sign the Immunization Form
- Bring a current CPR Certification to the Admissions Office. CPR Certification must be one of the following: American Heart Association two-year Health Care Provider, or American Red Cross two-year for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers (Red Cross certificate ID will need to be submitted for verification).
SLCC Health & Wellness Services offers immunizations at a discounted rate
*Some clinical facilities may require additional immunizations
**Student assumes the risk if he/she does not have the required immunizations and the clinical site(s) do not accept him/her, he/she may not be able to complete the course and the program. This may also result in possible withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline is past

Background Check
- Order a background check by going to www.certifiedbackground.com and click on "students" (package code: SD22)
- Pay background check fee: $45
- Go to Background Check Instructions for more information
*Student assumes the risk if their criminal background is not clear, he/she may not be able to complete the course and the program. This may also result in possible withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline is past. Only one placement attempt will be made per clinical course (this may depend upon the program). Students are advised to contact Lauren Fratto, the Program Specialist at Lauren.Fratto@slcc.edu or 801-957-6203 for any questions or concerns prior to applying to a program
**Background check is good for one year from order date.


Application
The following will instruct you on how to access the Surgical Technology Application:
- Log into MyPage
- Click on the Student Tab
- In the Health Sciences Channel box, click on Program Admissions to access the application
- Application fee: $25

Interview
- After submission of the Surgical Technology Application, applicant may be contacted to participate in a required group interview

Notification of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance
- Notification will be sent to student's Bruinmail
- If accepted, further instructions regarding the drug screening and orientation will be in the notification of acceptance
- Drug screen fee: $35
- Orientation fee: $5

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015
Jan. 15, 2015 - May 13, 2015