Surgical Technology Applicant

Application Timeline

Applications for the fall 2016 program will be accepted from September 1, 2015, through December 30, 2015. All supporting documentation (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) must be received by the Admissions Office before February 1, 2016.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as practical to ensure sufficient time to complete the admission process.  Candidates selected for admission will be notified by April, 2016 (or sooner).

Program Prerequisites*

To be considered for admission for fall 2016, all prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to February 1. The prerequisites (high school equivalent unless otherwise noted) required for admission to EMCC’s Surgical Technology program are:

  • Algebra I
  • Biology with Lab OR Chemistry with Lab

*It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the final grades from prerequisite courses taken through adult education or at another college mailed to the Admissions Office. (In determining whether an application is “complete” and ready to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, adult education transcripts are not considered if admission personnel are not aware that you are currently enrolled in these courses.) Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow up and ensure that all materials have arrived for your file. Additionally, if you are currently enrolled in prerequisite courses and/or Surgical Technology general education courses, make sure the Admissions Committee is aware of the course name, location, and anticipated completion date.

Application Requirements

All forms referenced below can be found on the Admissions Forms and Resources page.

The following must submitted to the Admissions Office prior to December 30, 2015:

  • Completed Application for Admission. Current EMCC students wishing to change their major TO Surgical Technology can use this abbreviated Change of Major Application (Must complete remaining application requirements as well.)

The following must submitted to the Admissions Office prior to February 1, 2016:

  • Non-refundable $20 application fee (waived for those who apply online), and essay. The topic of the essay must be “what life experiences have led you to choose surgical technology as a career”. To apply online (between Sept 1 and Dec 30), CLICK HERE.
  • All previous education transcripts (high school, adult education, and college).*Regardless of whether transfer credit is being sought, applicants must disclose all prior colleges attended. Failure to furnish all information on past education may constitute adequate reason for disqualification of your acceptance or subsequent dismissal from the College as well as possible retraction or denial of financial aid funds.


  • Two confidential recommendations on official EMCC Reference Forms from professional or academic persons (new recommendations are required each year). Please print and use the required recommendation forms.

All applicants to Surgical Technology who are offered admission to the program will be required to submit to a national criminal background screening process at their expense within 30 days of acceptance. For more complete details regarding this requirement please see Criminal Background Screening If after reading this information you have questions or concerns please contact Stacy Green, at or 207-974-4679.


Primary Contacts for Admission Questions

The Admissions Committee respectfully requests that all questions concerning the Surgical Technology admission process and transfer credit be directed as follows (e-mail preferred in all instances):

  • Application Documentation Received
    • 207-974-4742
  • Transfer and Selection Process Questions (Stacy Green)

Selection Process

The selection process used for the Surgical Technology program involves an objective assessment of each applicant’s academic history including prerequisite and college-level coursework, essay, and references. To be seriously considered, applicants must:

  • Earn A’s or B’s in all prerequisite coursework (higher grades carry more weight in the selection process);
  • Earn A’s or B’s in academic courses (high school and/or college) relevant to the Surgical Technology program;
  • Write a well-constructed, thoughtful essay about your career objectives;
  • Ask for recommendations from individuals who know your strengths particularly as related to becoming a surgical technician. Keep in mind that recommendations are confidential and the content of these recommendations and/or point value assigned during the selection process will not be revealed to you.

Personal interviews are not used as part of the selection criteria; therefore, requesting a personal meeting with the Director of Surgical Technology will not have a positive or negative influence on the selection process.