Surgical Technology

Program Details

The Surgical Technology program through EMCC’s Workforce Development Department is a free, short-term, intensive training, in which students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to practice as a certified surgical technologist. This program will be offered at no cost through the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan; all tuition, books, materials, and exam fees will be covered.
Pre-requisite courses required for enrollment in this program include:
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II with Lab
  • Medical Terminology
  • ENG 101 – College Composition
  • PSY 101 – Intro to Psychology
  • Communications elective
  • Humanities/Social Science elective

Inquire today about enrolling pre-requisite courses to prepare for the next Surgical Technology Program!


Program Schedule

This program is set to begin in May 2023 and anticipated again for 2024. Inquire today for a transcript review or to enroll in pre-requisite courses!

Please indicate your interest in enrollment using the form below.

There are a limited number of seats available in this program, and completion of this form does not guarantee enrollment. Acceptance into the program will be offered once all pre-enrollment materials are received and pre-requisite credits are confirmed.

Questions can be emailed to

Application Requirements:

  • 18 years of age by the start of the course
  • Maine state resident
  • Copy of high school transcript, GED or HiSET, and/or higher education transcript (if applicable for credit transfer review)
  • Pre-requisite course credits
  • Required Immunizations: See Health History Form

Financial Assistance

Inquire with any of these public assistance programs for support with any of your educational or financial needs including tuition assistance for continuing education credits, laptop and internet assistance, transportation, and other necessities.

Scholarships – Eastern Maine Community College Foundation

Eastern Maine Development Corp. WIOA program – Contact Kim Donovan,, 207.561.4043, for eligibility requirements

Competitive Skills Scholarship Program – Click here for more information about this program.

Maine Community Foundation – The Maine Community Foundation offers scholarships for non-traditional students. Click here for more information or contact Cherie Galyean,, 207.412.2017.

HOPE Program Navigator (for Penobscot, Hancock, Piscataquis, Washington, and Northern Waldo counties) – Email Suzanne Graves-Hall,, 207.356.9154. Fax: 207.581.2532. Toll-free: 1.800.281.3703. General Line: Teri Mann,, 207.551.3331 or apply online.