Surgical Technology Applicant

How to Apply

Apply online here!

This 12- to 16-month associate in applied science degree program offers immersive, hands-on training January through December of each year, including a summer term. Candidates are urged to complete the majority of general education coursework required of this degree prior to starting the hands-on training.

  • Candidates who have completed the general education coursework listed in the first semester of the program may apply to start in spring term, January.  (12 months to graduate.)
  • Candidates who have not completed the general education coursework are urged to apply to start in the fall term, August. (16 months to graduate.)

The following must be submitted to the Admissions Office in support of your application:

  • All previous educational 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.

  • Completed Surgical Technology Applicant Exercise. This informative, interactive activity exposes candidates to the field of surgical technology, the operating room, a sterile field, and actual medical procedures are shown. The link to this requirement will be emailed to you once your application for admission has been received. It may be completed and submitted online!

Consideration for Accepted Surgical Technology Students

All ACCEPTED Surgical Technology students 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 any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Green, at or 207-974-4679.

Program Prerequisites

To be considered for admission, all prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to file review. The prerequisites (high school equivalent) required for admission to EMCC’s Surgical Technology program are:

  • Algebra I
  • EITHER Biology with Lab or Chemistry with Lab

In addition to these prerequisites, candidates are strongly urged to begin taking the general education coursework for the Surgical Technology program as soon as practical. These classes would include:

BIO127     Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

ENG101     College Composition

PSY101      Psychology

Communication Elective

Humanities/Social Science Elective

BIO128     Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

MRT131     Medical Terminology

BIO216     Microbiology

*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 at an institution other than EMCC, make sure the Admissions Committee is aware of the course name, location, and anticipated completion date.

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 (Log in to MyEMCC student portal to monitor receipt of required documentation.)
  • Selection Process Questions (Stacy Green, Associate Director of Enrollment Operations)
  • Transfer Credit Questions (Elizabeth Castro, Transfer Coordinator)
  • Program Curriculum Questions (Tisha Clark, Department Chair)