Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

All applicants follow the general admission requirements of the college. In addition, students planning to enter the Surgical Technology program must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Submit a completed application for admission or eform by May 10 (Spring grades used)
  • Submit all college transcripts
  • Evidence of a minimum 2.0 grade point average
  • Evidence of completing all prerequisites
    • BIOL 2401/Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIOL 2402/Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • ENGL 1301/Composition I
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences Core Elective
    • ITSC 1309/Integrated Software Applications
    • HPRS 1204/Basic Health Profession Skills

Applicants can earn points by completing the courses listed below from the degree plan

  • CHEM 1406/Basic Chemistry
  • BIOL 2420/Microbiology
  • College Math
  • Speech Elective
  • Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective


Upon program acceptance, the student must submit a completed physical examination which includes the following:

  • Hepatitis B series
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (TDaP)
  • MMR
    • Measles (Rubeola):
    • Mumps:
    • Rubella:
  • Varicella (chicken pox):
  • Tuberculin (TB) Skin Test or Chest X-ray:
  • Covid vaccination (mandatory per healthcare facilities for entry into the clinical setting)


A current card of completion in the American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Basic Life Support (BLS) which must be maintained throughout the program.

Upon enrollment, the student must pass a background check and drug screen test, at student's expense, for security clearance and continued enrollment in the program.

All subjects listed in the curriculum are required for graduation.  Academic courses not completed before program entry must be taken during the duration of the program. Completion of the academic courses enhances the student' s chance of selection to the program. Please view the Admission Checklist for listing of all required admission documentation.

Student Considerations

The surgical setting is a physically and psychologically stressful environment. In considering Surgical Technology as a career, applicants should be aware of the following:

  • In emergency situations, a student may be required to move very quickly.
  • Refined hand-eye coordination skills are needed in certain situations as in threading small-eyed needles, while gross-eye coordination skills are needed in others as in handing large orthopedic drills to surgeons.
  • Students will be required to anticipate quickly and adequately the needs of the patient, physician, and other health workers.
  • Students will be required to develop and utilize interpersonal relationship skills and be able to function in highly stressful situations.
  • Surgical Technology courses are taught only during daytime hours due to surgical schedules

Page last updated August 12, 2022.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Windward Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405