Surgical Technology Program Admissions Information

Thank you for your interest in the John Wood Community College Surgical Technology program. Admission to the College does not guarantee that the student will be admitted to the Surgical Technology program.  A 2.0 GPA in the prerequisites and any required general education courses is necessary to be considered for the Surgical Technology program.  Advancement into the surgical technology program is limited to 12 students.  Application deadline is April 15th each year.

The following provides information on criteria and the process required for admission. Please use it as a checklist to monitor your progress throughout the admission process.

  1. Complete the JWCC Application for Admission and complete the admissions process, which includes requesting official transcripts from each institution in which you have previously been enrolled.
  2. Complete and return Surgical Technology Program Application form to the Admissions Office by April 15th of each year.
  3. Obtain a surgical observation form and complete a surgical observation (job shadow) at a program affiliated health care facility (refer to list on clinical experience page). Observation and form must be completed and submitted before application deadline of April 15th of each year. 
  4. Be able to demonstrate specific physical expectations according to program guidelines (refer to physical standards).

All students accepted into the program must submit completed physical and immunization forms to the health sciences office prior to the beginning of the surgical technology program.  A CPR recognition card (BLS from American Heart Association), a criminal background check and drug testing are also required prior to beginning the program.

All required health care documents must remain current and up-to-date.