How are applicants selected?

There is a comprehensive point system used during the review process which is based on the information included in the Application Worksheet. For example, the more successfully completed courses, the more points received. The admission point system process is based on:

  • Prerequisite courses passed with 2.75 GPA, and above
  • Co-requisite courses completed with a C, or above
  • Current Certification in a health care field
  • Health care work history
  • Positive references
  • Interview
  • Proof of state and county residency

The point system is based on two simple, research supported facts: student success in this fast-paced program is greatly increased by successful completion of previous academic coursework and experience in the healthcare field. It is our goal for all students to successfully complete our program and the national certification exam for Surgical Technology from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).