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Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Surgical Technology program will be based upon prior academic performance, related experience, a personal interview and scores on college placement exams. Successful completion of the following high school units is required:

  • Two years of Math, MATH A or Sequential Math I & II
  • Two years science, including biology
  • 75 average minimum in both areas

Admission as a "change of area" student

Admission is open to all qualified high school graduates, or holders of the General Equivalency Diploma. In the event a student does not meet the entrance requirements for Surgical Technology, he or she may enroll in Liberal Arts. College placement tests in English, math and reading must have been taken, and remedial courses completed, before entering the Surgical Tech. program. Students must take a minimum of 16 credits before being considered for change of area to Surgical Technology studies.

These credits should include:

  • ENG 101
  • MAT Elective
  • AHS 131

This does not guarantee acceptance into the Surgical Technology program. All prospective students will be evaluated and given equal consideration for change of area.

  • All candidates must be legally eligible for employment and certification in the United States at the time of application. 
  • Background checks and random drug testing are required upon acceptance.
  • Accepted students must be able to complete the minimum 120 clinical cases requirement in order to graduate.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. (Meeting all of the requirements does not guarantee an interview or acceptance).

It is strongly recommended that sciences taken more than five years prior to program entry be repeated.

Currently attending students who wish to enter the Surgical Technology program should call the Allied Health Sciences Department and meet with an advisor from their intended major area as early as possible in the academic year before they plan to begin their Surgical Technology studies. All applicants are expected to follow the prescribed sequence of AHS courses as indicated in the curriculum outline and must satisfy the clinical education requirements as scheduled.

Advanced Standing

Students with appropriate experience and credentials may take challenging exams to receive credits. Further information is available in the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

Admission Forms

New students: apply through the NCC Office of Admissions

Current NCC students:

New applications will be accepted from November 1, 2021 through March 1, 2022


INTERVIEWS ARE BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an Interview, call 516.572.9640 ext. 26568. Prior to your interview, watch the Surgical Technology Program Video

Further Information

The Surgical Technology Program Student Handbook is available for review for current and potential students. For details, call 516.572.9640 ext. 26568.

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