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Get Started in the Surgical Technologist Program

 

Are you ready to take the next step? Learn more about what you need to do to get started in the Surgical Technologist program.

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Completing the application, meeting with an advisor, attending orientation, registering for classes...
these are all part of the college admissions process.

 

What To Know Before You Start

Criminal Background Check and Drug Testing

All students enrolled in Health Occupations programs are required by Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo a criminal background check and drug testing prior to beginning their clinical experience.

 

Application and Admission to the Program

There are up to 14 spaces available in each beginning class of the Surgical Technologist program, which starts in August of each year. The application filing period is Jan. 1 to May 31. Submitting your application early does not influence ranking for admission.

Acceptance to allied health programs at El Centro College is by a competitive selection process. 

To apply to specified El Centro College allied health programs, including this one, you must meet the conditions of one of the following three eligibility categories before the application deadline. (Note: this is a general summary only; see complete eligibility guidelines.) 

  1. Completion of the six Health Professions Readiness courses: three courses each in the Health Professions Readiness I Skills Achievement Award and Health Professions Readiness II Skills Achievement Award.  

    Health Professions Readiness courses are listed under HPRS in the online catalog.  

    For complete information, see the Health Professions Readiness Awards (HPRA) information packet

  2. Documentation of a minimum of two years employment within the last five years as a health care worker in specified health care professions with direct patient care experience. 

  3. Documentation of a current credential in specified health care professions. 

See information packets for all allied health programs at El Centro College. Each packet includes specific information on the selection and application process for individual programs.