The LSC Surgical Technology Program admissions process is competitive. It’s 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 program. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the Surgical Technology Program.

Important Surgical Technology Program Changes

Wait for notification of acceptance

You can expect to receive notification from LSC’s Surgical Technology department mid-March.

  • Accepted students MUST complete the required next steps by the deadline

    Accepted Surgical Technology students will receive a packet in the mail. You must complete forms and return to us as directed in acceptance letter to secure your seat in the program. An on-campus orientation session will be scheduled during April.

If you were NOT accepted, you can reapply during a future application period.

You must complete the entire nursing application process again. You do not have to apply to Lake Superior College again.

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.