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Prerequisites for Surgical Tech Training

Program Specific Admissions Requirements

Prior to enrollment in the Surgical Technologist program at Everest, you may have several admissions requirements that must be met. The prerequisites for surgical technologist training are simply to ensure that you have taken all the steps needed to succeed in the program.

Specific policies outlined in the Surgical Technologist Handbook and campus catalog, provided upon admission, supersedes over all other Everest policies.

Prerequisites for Surgical Technologist

  • High school graduate or have a GED.
  • Pass an entrance test.
  • Complete a personal interview with the surgical technologist director or designee.
  • Complete and pass a criminal background check.
  • Complete and pass a drug screening, which shows no evidence of illegal drug usage.
  • Prior to clinical, the following must be completed:
    • Meet outlined Essential Skills and Functional Ability Standards and have physical examination clearance by a physician.
    • Provide proof of current immunizations as required by clinical affiliates.
    • Provide proof of current or complete CPR/choking training that includes infant, child and adult with AED, as required by clinical affiliates (this will be completed in class).

If you would like more information, additional Surgical Technologist program requirements are outlined in the campus catalog.


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