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Applying for Admission

The Surgical Technology/Technologist program will next begin in Spring 2018. Once admitted, the program will take three terms to complete. In order to apply, applicants must submit all noted documentation in the Program Bulletin. All qualified candidates will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis, with priority given to residents of LBCC's tax district for the first week that applications are open.

Application to this program is a two-step process: online and supplemental. The online process serves to reserve your spot in line for the program, while you turn in a packet of information via mail or in person to complete the requirements.

Application materials and supplemental documentation are housed in the Program Bulletin. For a complete walk-through of how to apply for the program and program details, visit our online Information Session. Click the buttons below to find these pages.

Surgical Technician Program Bulletin Button   Surgical Tech Info Session Button   Prerequisite FAQ

Current Dates and Deadlines 

Application opens Residency Priority ends Admissions notices sent Program Orientation Program start

Getting Started

If you're looking at this program before the application opens up, there is still a lot you can do to get prepared! 

  • Consider scheduling an appointment with our Academic Advisor, Norma Cyphert (541-917-4934)
  • Make sure you have accomplished the program's prerequisites:
    • OPTION 1:
      • Take WR 95 - College Writing Fundamentals OR equivalent course with a C average or better OR have a WritePlacer score of 4 or above and a reading score of 84 or above on a Placement Test.
      • MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math OR equivalent course with a C average or better OR score 46 or higher on an ALEKS Placement Test.
    • OPTION 2:
      • Have a degree in Sterile Processing OR experience as a paid surgical technologist/sterile processor.
  • If you have taken the prerequisites before, have your official transcripts sent to Linn-Benton Community College's Admissions Office for consideration.
  • If you think you are eligible for a Financial Aid award, file for FAFSA for the applicable year.
  • Just want to ask some questions? Call our Program Assistant at 541-917-4927!

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to this program, students must have complete and/or submit all material listed on page 3 of the Program Bulletin. 

  • Minimum Application Requirements checklist: fill out all information on page 3 and include this sheet in your application.
  • Check your status: you MUST be in good academic and financial standing at LBCC in order to be considered for this program.
  • Online application: students must file an online application BEFORE they submit supplemental packet. Find information on how to apply on page 4 of the Program Bulletin.
  • Information Session: you MUST complete the online Information Session in total before applying to this program.
  • Compliancy: read and fill out page 5 of the Program Bulletin.
  • Residency: read and fill out page 6 of the Program Bulletin. This information is required from all applicants to determine residency status. List all residences where you have lived in the 90 day period prior to applying to the program.
  • Prerequisites: WR 95, MTH 98 OR degree in sterile processing/experience as a sterile processor/surgical technologist.
    • Send official transcript from outside institution OR CPT test score OR level of writing taken at LBCC.

On the date the application opens, students may begin to apply online for their upcoming program. The online application serves to reserve a student's spot in line for the program. After submitting the online application, students have 2 business days to submit the rest of their required materials listed on page 3 of the Program Bulletin. Students may either turn in this packet OR mail it in (postmarked between 2 business days of online application) to the following address:

LBCC Short Term Training Program Assistant

6500 Pacific Blvd. SW

Willamette Hall 120

Albany, OR 97321

Post-Admission Requirements

After you have received a letter of admission from the program, you will be required to complete a list of post-admission requirements due by the time of Program Orientation:

  • Criminal background check
  • Record release form
  • Program deposit
  • Required immunizations
  • CPR certification
  • Drug test

These specific requirements are listed on page 8 of the Program Bulletin.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

LBCC's Surgical Technician is a Gainful Employment program. Check the following resource page for more information:

   Gainful Employment


Contact our Program Assistant: 541-917-4927