Apply to Surgical Technology

Program Admission Requirements and Selection

Admission to the surgical technology program is selective. The following criteria are used in the selection process. Students must:

  1. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Have a college minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.
  3. Complete the prerequisite courses of  HITP 110, BIOL 2210, BIOL 2225, BIOL 2310, and ENGL 1120 or ENGL 2210 with a minimum grade of C.

How to Apply

Before you apply, please make sure you meet all of the minimum eligibility requirements listed above and perform all non-academic requirements as listed on the Essential Functions Page. If at any time you have ANY questions regarding eligibility or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Apply to and be accepted to San Juan College.
    • This is NOT the same as applying to and being accepted to the Surgical Technology Program.
    • By applying to San Juan College, we can properly determine which of the prerequisite and general education courses you have taken will transfer.
    • This is the first step, and without it, we cannot determine the eligibility of courses that you have taken.
    • To apply, go to San Juan College Application
  • Send all official transcripts to San Juan College Admissions
    • Note: this process may take 3-4 weeks. Please be sure to have your transcripts sent in well before the application deadline!
  • Complete all of your Prerequisite and General Education Required Courses.
    • You may have courses “in progress” at the time you apply and report your “in-progress grades” on the application. All prerequisite courses MUST be completed or in progress at the time of application.
  • Contact the SJC Surgical Technology Program to set up an appointment with our program advisor to conduct a review of your eligibility.
  • Complete and submit an Application packet for the San Juan Surgical Technology Program. The application deadline is the last Friday of October of each year.
  • Submit an Admission Essay. Once we review your application, we will send you information on the essay and deadlines for submission. 
  • Confirmation: It is the student's responsibility to contact San Juan College Surgical Technology Program at (505) 566-3492 or surgicaltech@sanjuancollege.edu to confirm the application was received. 

Surgical Technology Application

Tuition (SURG Course Costs Only)

  • 12 credit hours x
  • Resident: $56
  • Flat Fee: $110
  • Student Activity Fee: $18
  • Lab Fees: $220

Books

  • Required: $422.10
  • Recommended: $156

NMSTA Certification Exam Fee Practice Examinations (up to nine)

  • $95

Immunizations/Health Record (Estimation)

  • $300

Background Verification (NM Dept of Health-FBI)

  • $88.30

 Scrubs

  • N/A

CPR Certification

  • N/A

10-Panel Drug Screening

  • $20

Professional Organization Fees

  • Association of Surgical Technologists: $45

Surgical Counts

  • $39.95

Totals (SURG Course Costs Only)
Resident (Non-Resident see SJC Catalog)

  • $2,186.35

Tuition (SURG Course Costs Only)

  • 12 credit hours x
  • Resident: $56
  • Flat Fee: $110
  • Student Activity Fee: $18
  • Lab Fees: $220

Books

  • Required: None
  • Recommended: None

NMSTA Certification Exam Fee Practice Examinations (up to nine)

  • $95

Immunizations/Health Record (Estimation)

  • N/A

Background Verification (NM Dept of Health-FBI)

  • N/A

 Scrubs

  • N/A

CPR Certification

  • $7

10-Panel Drug Screening

  • $20

Professional Organization Fees

  • Association of Surgical Technologists: N/A

Totals (SURG Course Costs Only)
Resident (Non-Resident see SJC Catalog)

  • $1,142.00

Tuition (SURG Course Costs Only)

  • 14 credit hours x
  • Resident: $56
  • Flat Fee: $110
  • Student Activity Fee: $21
  • Lab Fees: $266

Books

  • Required: None
  • Recommended: None

NMSTA Certification Exam Fee Practice Examinations (up to nine)

  • N/A

Immunizations/Health Record (Estimation)

  • N/A

Background Verification (NM Dept of Health-FBI)

  • N/A

 Scrubs

  • N/A

CPR Certification

  • N/A

10-Panel Drug Screening

  • N/A

Professional Organization Fees

  • Association of Surgical Technologists: N/A

My Clinical Exchange

  • $39.50

Totals (SURG Course Costs Only)
Resident (Non-Resident see SJC Catalog)

  • $1,180.95

Tuition (SURG Course Costs Only)

  • 12 credit hours x
  • Resident: $56
  • Flat Fee: $185
  • Student Activity Fee: $18
  • Lab Fees: $220

Books

  • Required: $422.10
  • Recommended: $156

NMSTA Certification Exam Fee Practice Examinations (up to nine)

  • $95

Immunizations/Health Record (Estimation)

  • $300

Background Verification (NM Dept of Health-FBI)

  • $88.30

 Scrubs

  • N/A

CPR Certification

  • N/A

10-Panel Drug Screening

  • $20

Professional Organization Fees

  • Association of Surgical Technologists: $45

Surgical Counts

  • $39.95

Totals (SURG Course Costs Only)
Resident (Non-Resident see SJC Catalog)

  • $2,261.35

Tuition (SURG Course Costs Only)

  • 12 credit hours x
  • Resident: $56
  • Flat Fee: $185
  • Student Activity Fee: $18
  • Lab Fees: $220

Books

  • Required: N/A
  • Recommended: N/A

NMSTA Certification Exam Fee Practice Examinations (up to nine)

  • $95

Immunizations/Health Record (Estimation)

  • N/A

Background Verification (NM Dept of Health-FBI)

  • N/A

 Scrubs

  • N/A

CPR Certification

  • $7

10-Panel Drug Screening

  • $20

Professional Organization Fees

  • Association of Surgical Technologists: N/A

Totals (SURG Course Costs Only)
Resident (Non-Resident see SJC Catalog)

  • $1,217.00

Tuition (SURG Course Costs Only)

  • 14 credit hours x
  • Resident: $56
  • Flat Fee: $185
  • Student Activity Fee: $21
  • Lab Fees: $226

Books

  • Required: N/A
  • Recommended: N/A

NMSTA Certification Exam Fee Practice Examinations (up to nine)

  • N/A

Immunizations/Health Record (Estimation)

  • N/A

Background Verification (NM Dept of Health-FBI)

  • N/A

 Scrubs

  • N/A

CPR Certification

  • N/A

10-Panel Drug Screening

  • N/A

Professional Organization Fees

  • Association of Surgical Technologists: N/A

My CB Bridges

  • $41.99

Totals (SURG Course Costs Only)
Resident (Non-Resident see SJC Catalog)

  • $1,257.99

Certification Exam Outcome

*The information comes was taken from the 2021 Annual Report that was submitted to ARC/STSA.

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