Surgical Technology Program Admissions Process

An application to Baltimore City Community College should be completed prior to applying to the Surgical Technology Program. Students should refer to the Baltimore City Community College Handbook, the Baltimore City Community College website, and/or contact Admissions for applications and criteria for acceptance to Baltimore City Community College.
The Surgical Technology Program is a limited access program with a maximum acceptance of twelve (16) students per year.  The Surgical Technology Program is a two-year program, with one program start per year in the fall.  Students must complete program pre-requisite courses to be eligible to apply for admission into the Surgical Technology Program. 

In order to be considered for admission, all of the following prerequisites and qualifications must be completed before start of the Fall semester:

Prerequisites Courses

  • PRE 100 – Preparation for Academic Achievement
  • MAT 107 or 128 – Statistics or Precalculus
  • ENG 101 – English Composition
  • SP    101 – Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • BIO  101* – General Biology 

Applicants should have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in all coursework leading up to applying to the program.


*Science Courses –“must be completed with a C” or better and taken within five years of entry.

Upon acceptance into Surgical Technology A.A.S. degree program students: 


1.  Must complete an American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR course, a copy of both sides of the card must be provided on the first day of class.


2.  Are required to carry health insurance as long as they are in the program.


3.  Must maintain a minimum of “C” in each course to progress through the course and semester sequence.


4.  Must show proof of current health status (by physical exam less than a year old.)


5.  Have up-to-date immunization/titres

  • The Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) must be done annually.
  • Rubella, Rubeola and Mumps titre and immunization, if necessary.
  • Varicella (chicken pox) titre and immunization, if necessary.
  • Hepatitis B screening, vaccine if necessary,or written waiver.


6.   Are required to have a criminal background check and a drug screen per regulations of the clinical facility. Check with the Program Coordinator for specific information. 


Submission of an application does not guarantee your acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program!!!


Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences and will be eligible to sit for the Certification Exam, which is administered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).