Get Started in Surgical Technology

Whether you're an interested student or a healthcare professional looking to take that next step, it's never been easier to complete your career training in Surgical Technology. Here's how to get started with Seattle Central College:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete MATH 085, MATH 092 (Statway path) or a higher level math course; OR test into a higher level math class.
  • Complete the Prerequisite Courses with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Classes include AHE 168 Medical Terminology; BIOL& 128 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology; PSYC& 100 General Psychology or PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology; ENGL& 101 English Composition I. Learn more.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend a Surgical Technology Information Session or contact the department for more information (optional).
  2. Confirm that you can perform essential functions (pdf) required for Surgical Technology students. 
  3. Complete the 5-Step Enrollment Process for Seattle Central College, which includes placement testing and transcript evaluations to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. 
  4. Take the WONDERLIC and ALEKS placement tests, as needed.
  5. Complete the application procedure (pdf) for Surgical Technology. 
  6. Meet with an Advisor to create an education plan.