Surgical Technology


MCC's Surgical Technology Program is a one-year certificate program. The program comprises three semesters of study for the Certificate. 

You must attend full-time each semester regardless of the number of hours earned [full time status is defined as 15 or more semester hours], excluding the summer term. 


Progression:  To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.0) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each SUT courses to progress in the program.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a National ACT composite score of 16;
  • Score a 70 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 60 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
  • Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above at an accredited college or university that includes English Comp I (ENG 1113). Developmental coursework does not meet this requirement; and Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 (“C” average) on all previous college coursework;  and Attend a Surgical Technology Information Session.  Students will receive notice from the Registrar’s Office about scheduling their Information Session.  You may also contact the Health Education Advisor.

The SUT Admissions Committee will select each year’s class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements.  Any application with incomplete records will not be considered for admission.  The admission process is competitive, and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission. 

Priority consideration for admission will be given as follows:

  1.  In-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC;
  2. Out-of-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC;
  3. Mississippi residents who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework elsewhere;
  4. Out-of-state students check with the Health Education Advisor for selection details and deadlines.

After program admission and prior to beginning of classes, all students must complete a physical examination, supply a record of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) immunization and proof of Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccination (or present a physician’s statement that this vaccination is not advisable).  In addition, after classes begin, all students must present evidence of CPR certification and submit to a random drug screening and a Mantoux Two-Step Tuberculosis (TB) skin test. All students admitted into the program will be required to pay for fingerprinting and a background check, which will be performed after admission and prior to clinical laboratories.  These fees will be attached as registration fees.  There are certain convictions that will prevent an individual from being eligible to participate in clinical experiences.  If a student is unable to participate in clinical experiences, he/she will be dismissed from the program.  For additional information, contact the Health Education Advisor.

Students in MCC’s Surgical Technology Program must attend MCC full time (15 or more semester credit hours).

HESI HP Admission Assessment (A2 - Schedule in the career center. $45 per test). Will accept the HESI  ADN or PN Entrance Scores.

Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The selection process is competitive. The general education courses listed below are recommended (except for English Comp I – it is REQUIRED) and are considered when selecting each class and may be taken to increase competitiveness:

Course Number Course Description
 BIO 1533/1531 or 1534 Survey of Anatomy with Lab
BIO 2513/2511 or 2514 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
BIO 2523/2521 or 2524 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
BIO 2923/2921 or 2924 Microbiology with Lab  (Prerequisite:  A&P I)
ENG 1113 English Composition I
SPT 1113 Public Speaking
AHT 1113 Medical Vocabulary
CSC 1113 or 1123 Computer Concepts or Computer Applications
Math Elective Choose any level
(CTE 1113/MAT 0123/1233/1313/1753)
First Year  |  Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Hours
SUT 1113 Fundamentals of Surgical  Technology 3
SUT 1216 Principles of Surgical Technique 6
SUT 1314 Surgical Anatomy 4
SUT 1413 Surgical Microbiology 3
SUT 1911 Seminar 1
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
  Semester Hours 20
First Year  |  Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Hours
SUT 1518 Basic and Related Surgical Procedures 8
SUT 1528 Specialized Surgical Procedures 8
SUT 1921 Seminar 1
  Semester Hours 17
Course Number Course Description Hours
SUT 1538 Advanced Surgical Procedures 8
  Semester Hours 8



Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727.210.2350 Outbound Link

Program Retention Data
Admitted Students Total Students Enrolled Total # Student Graduated Total Percentage Graduated National Threshold Benchmark
7/31/2018 10 10 8 80% 70%
Outcomes Assessment Exam Results
Completion Date # of Students Graduated Total Students Who took the Exam Total # of Students Who Passed the CST Exam % of Students who passed the CST Exam National Threshold Benchmark
7/31/2018 8 8 8 100% 70%


MCC’s Surgical Technology program is a program that meets the education requirements for a surgical technology certificate in MS, and qualifies graduates to take the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam for certification. The Surgical Technology program at MCC has not made a determination on whether the degree meets the state education requirements for other US States, Territories, or the District of Columbia.
  • Surgical Anatomy
  • Surgical Microbiology
  • Specialized Surgical Procedures
  • $35,000-$45,000: Salary Range upon completion
  • $40,250-$51,750: Salary Range after five-years


For more informationFor more information:
Mecklin Soules, coordinator
For more informationFor more information:
Anna Hall, advisor