Surgical Technology (certificate, with AAS–T option) Entrance Requirements

Each year the Allied Health Division selects a maximum of 24 students through a competitive admissions process. The program starts in Summer Quarter and can be completed in just one year.

  • High school diploma or GED® equivalent in the U.S.
  • Student must complete MATH 085, MATH 092 (Statway path), or a higher level math course; OR test into a higher level math class.
  • Program prerequisites: AHE 168, BIOL 128, PSYC &100 or PSYC &200, ENGL &101.

How to Get Started

  • Attend a Surgical Technology Information Session.
  • Complete the Standard Procedure for Admission to the College.
  • Have official transcripts sent to the Admissions office.
  • Make an appointment to meet with the Workforce Advisor, room BE1102 C–7, 206.934.4188, to discuss entrance requirements, prerequisites, and eligibility. Call to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
  • After completing all prerequisites, apply to the program. Take the completed Surgical Technology application form to the cashier's office, pay the $35 non–refundable Allied Health application fee, and bring all forms to the Allied Health Division office, room BE3210.
  • After acceptance into the program, satisfactory physical and immunization records MUST be on file in the division office, room BE3210, prior to registration. Specific information and deadlines will be given out during orientation for the program.
  • In accordance with health facility affiliation agreements, students enrolled in clinical courses are required to complete a background check. All information will be kept confidential. Students should be aware that any discrepancies and convictions will prevent their clinical placement and employment. Any discrepancies and convictions during the program may prevent completion of clinical practice and may prevent certification, licensing or employment. Clinical affiliates require that all background checks be clear. There are no exceptions to this rule.

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Contact Information

Surgical Technology Program
Allied Health Division
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Room BE3210
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.4347 206.934.4347

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