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Surgical Technology Certificate Program

Applications for May 2024 start

 APPLICATION PERIOD February 1-29, 2024

Application Timeline Campus Locations
Summer Enrollment - Apply in February
Program Begins Classes in May
Lincoln - Day

Admissions Guidelines

Minimum requirements to apply to the Surgical Technology Certificate program:

  1. CCRI Application for Enrollment into General Studies with a pre-Surgical Technology Certificate (SURG) concentration.
  2. Official copy of a high school transcript, GED® transcript or baccalaureate transcript from an accredited institution, including date of graduation or completion.
  3. ACCUPLACER test issued by CCRI's Department of Advising and Counseling.
    • Reading Comprehension Requirement:

      • Score of 80 or above in Classic Accuplacer is required in Reading Comprehension
        or score of 253 or above in Next Generation Accuplacer is required in Reading Comprehension
        or ENGL 0890: Critical Reading with a grade of "B-" or better
        or a Bachelor's degree or higher
  •        Mathematics Requirement:

      • Demonstrate competency by placement in Math Grid 2 (or higher) or completion of MATH 0099, MATH 0100, or MATH 0101 with a grade of C or better

4. A minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required to apply to the program

All the above requirements must be met satisfactorily BEFORE submission of the Performance-Based Health Science (PBHS) application and does not guarantee acceptance.  Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester must resubmit a PBHS application for the program and meet current requirements.  Once accepted into the program, the student must attend a mandatory orientation conducted by the Allied and Rehabilitative Health Department.

Conditionally accepted students are required to complete the following:

    • When directed by notification from the Office of Enrollment Services, students must submit a background check.
      Results of BCI may prevent admission due to clinical agencies' requirements.
    • Applicants must have a physical examination and the required immunizations completed prior to the start of SURG 2010: Surgical Instrumentation
    • Students also must have a current CPR card (American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider level) obtained through an AHA-recognized community training center. This course is also available at CCRI (HEAL 0200). CPR must be documented prior to the start of SURG 2010: Surgical Instrumentation

Final acceptance is based upon the completion of the above criteria.

Please note: Requirements are subject to change.

For more clarifying information regarding any of the above please contact the Allied and Rehabilitative Health Department Chair

Surgical Technology Certificate Program Acceptance Sort Order

Applicants to the Surgical Technology program will be offered acceptance in order based on the following criteria: 

  1. Successful completion of baccalaureate degree or higher.
  2. ACCUPLACER reading score or grade in ENGL 0890