The LSC Surgical Technology admissions process is a separate process from becoming an LSC student. All surgical technology program applicants who complete minimum admission requirements by the application deadline will be considered for admission to the surgical technology program. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the surgical technology program. Students who have declared Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) as their major and have met the requirements will be considered first.

Important Surgical Technology Program Changes

Applications are accepted yearly February 1-28 for fall start.

Before applying to the LSC Surgical Technology program, complete the following steps.

Apply to LSC and declare your major

When you apply as a student; declare Surgical Technology as your major

Don’t re-apply as an LSC student if you’ve taken classes here in the last 2 years. If you’ve taken classes for credit at LSC in the last 2 years, you don’t need to re-apply to become an LSC student again. Simply, meet with an Academic Advisor to help you change your major. However, to apply to the Surgical Technology program, you will need to complete the program-specific application.

Complete pre-program courses and requirements

Complete all “pre-program” requirements / courses specified in your program guide.

Review pre-program requirements in the program guide including:

  • English
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Pre-program courses
  • GPA requirements
Apply while attending pre-program classes?

You may apply while attending pre-program classes. However, all pre-program requirements must be met before the program starts.

Transfer credits: If you attended college somewhere else (including the military), you may be able to transfer credits that meet your pre-program course requirements.

LSC Professional Advisors
We highly recommend you meet with a Health Sciences Academic Advisor as you begin your program and throughout to address any questions you may have.

Background check
If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Student selection

  • Students who become LSC students and complete all Surgical Technology pre-program requirements (Must have met math requirement and A & P 1 by the end of summer)
  • When the student first declared surgical tech as their degree
  • first 20 students meeting above criteria for Surg Tech AAS will be sent acceptance letters
  • Students who previously completed BIOL 1000 Human Body/Health Disease who wish to start the AAS program instead of the diploma will be “grandfathered in” and allowed to start the program in the Fall of 2020.  However, BIOL 1140 Human Anatomy & Physiology I must be completed prior to the end of the summer term on July 24, 2020.
  • Students who have not yet completed the math requirement will be “grandfathered in” and allowed to start the program in the Fall of 2020.  However, a MATH Accuplacer score of 33 or greater (or equivalent) must be achieved prior to the end of the summer term on July 24, 2020.