Additional testing has been added – see Application Checklist and Candidate Selection form for information.
Surgical Technology Admission Information – Application Deadline: March 15 (Program begins in the fall)
OTC cannot guarantee that students classified under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will receive approval to take the licensure exam after program completion. Please contact the state or national agency that administers the professional licensure exam to inquire about licensure exam requirements.
Consult the following surgical technology admission information to find out how to apply to the program.
READ FIRST – This checklist will assist you in keeping track of the necessary items that you must complete for the application process.
Candidate Selection Form
The program bases selection on a point system. This form will allow you to track your accumulated points.
Pre-admission Testing Required – The following tests must be completed by the application deadline. OTC Testing Services will proctor both exams. You must register with Testing Services before testing. Click here to access information concerning these tests and registration.
- Bennett & Wonderlic
- Peg Board Testing
Refer to the application form for directions.
Print three references and distribute them to individuals who are able to comment on your academic potential, work performance or potential to function in a healthcare field. ALL REFERENCES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.
Job Shadowing/Observation Form
Applicants are encouraged to spend 3 hours in a surgical setting at a hospital of your choice. This is not required but recommended. Points will be given as part of the admission process.
Sample Math Test
OTC will schedule a math test after the application deadline for those who meet the minimum requirements. The testing center will contact you after you’ve scheduled your appointment.
Students will be requested at the time of acceptance to submit documentation for required immunizations, TB testing, and current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR.