Special Admission Requirements for All Programs:

Admission to the programs is selective and competitive. Please see each program’s specific qualifications on the department website http://www.collin.edu/surgtech.

  • Submit an application for admission to Collin College Admissions department
  • Provide proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Submit program application to the Health Sciences Division Office
  • Complete all immunizations required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS)*
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification provided by the American Heart Association.
  • Show proof of health insurance.
  • Complete Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Exam prior to application deadline.
  • Consent to criminal background check (note that negative results may compromise clinical placement)
  • Consent to drug screening (note that negative results may compromise clinical placement)

* It is important to note that one of the required vaccinations, Hepatitis B, consists of a three dose series, which can take up to 7 months to complete. All immunizations must be complete before the first clinical day.

Additional Requirements for Central Sterile Processing Program:

  • Submit a handwritten one- to two-page essay that discusses why you have chosen Central Sterile Processing as a profession and why attendance at Collin College is desired
  • Request two letters of reference from employers and/or teachers (not friends or family) that can attest to your character and aptitude in a healthcare career. These letters should be directly mailed by whomever writes them to: Collin College – Health Sciences Division, Attn: Director of Central Sterile Processing Program, 2200 West University Drive, McKinney, Texas 75071

Additional Requirements for Surgical Technology Program:

  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher from all college courses completed and applicable to the surgical technology degree plan
  • Submit official copies of all college transcripts to both Collin College and to the Surgical Technology Department
  • Completion of prerequisites. If courses are being completed during the spring preceding admission, please denote on application
  • Students must be prepared to enter college-level mathematics by either completion of MATH 0310 or by placement at the MATH 1314 College Algebra level
  • Submit a handwritten one- to two-page essay that discusses why you have chosen Surgical Technology as a profession
  • Request two letters of reference from employers and/or teachers (not friends or family) that can attest to your character and aptitude in a healthcare career. These letters should be directly mailed by whomever writes them to: Collin College – Health Sciences Division, Attn: Director of Surgical Technology Program, 2200 West University Drive, McKinney, Texas 75071

Additional Requirements for Surgical First Assistant Program:

  • Current Certified Surgical Technology Certified
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Healthcare
  • Two years recent experience as a clinical Surgical Technologist
  • Submit official copies of all college transcripts denoting AAS to both Collin College and to the Surgical Technology Department
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher from all college courses completed and applicable to the surgical technology degree plan
  • Submit a handwritten, well-developed, one- to two-page essay discussing why you have chosen Surgical Assisting as a career choice and why attendance at the Collin College program is desired. Submit this essay with your application form
  • Request two letters of reference from employers and/or teachers (not friends or family) that can attest to your character and aptitude in a healthcare career. These letters should be directly mailed by whomever writes them to: Collin College – Health Sciences Division, Attn: Coordinator of Surgical First Assist Program, 2200 West University Drive, McKinney, Texas 75071

Health Insurance – All Central Sterile, Surgical Technology, and Surgical First Assist students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each semester. Additionally, Surgical Assisting students are required to show proof of malpractice insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each semester.

NOTE: Students interested in admission to the program for summer semester should see their physician and begin immunizations four (4) months prior to the beginning of the semester.

LICENSURE NOTICE
Students who have been involved with the criminal system, please be advised that your background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.
   
FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES / CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS STATEMENT
After initial acceptance to this program, all students are required to meet specific functional abilities, with or without accommodations, for successful completion of the program, and to function safely and effectively in the variety of professional settings. The specific functional requirements are found in the Functional Abilities / Core Performance Standards documents provided in the program information packet and on the Surgical Technology website. Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodation are encouraged to contact the college ACCESS department as soon as this program is of interest.
 

 

 

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