Tyler Junior College

Surgical Technology

Admission Criteria

Tyler Junior College is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program is limited. Acceptance into the program is based on criteria utilizing a point system, interview process, and reviewed by an Admissions Committee. Because of limited enrollment in the program, not all applicants who meet the basic admissions requirements will be accepted into the program.

Students planning to apply for admission into the Surgical Technology Program for the Fall semester, must submit a complete application (found in the related downloads page) to the Department Chair, Sherry Seaton, no later than the deadline listed in the application packet. You can send for an application after Jan. 20, 2015, if you have completed or are in the process of completing all the required prerequisites. Please contact Sherry Seaton, Department Chair, by e-mail or call 903-510-2962.

Application and other related downloads can be found here.

The following are the admissions criteria for the Surgical Technology department:

  1. Transcripts- all applicants must submit official transcripts directly to Tyler Junior College.
  2. Placement test scores – all applicants must submit placement test scores that meet the minimum requirements. THEA or alternative test must be passed prior to program application. A college GPA of 2.5 or greater and a grade of “C” in all required classes is required.
  3. Prerequisites - the requirements are listed below for admission points for both the certificate of proficiency and the A.A.S. degree plan:
    • Certificate of Proficiency – all applicants must be completed with a grade of “C” or better for the following prerequisites. These courses must be completed BEFORE application to the Certificate of Proficiency option:

      HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I
      BIOL 2420 Microbiology (may be completed before or during the program)
      HITT 1303 Medical Terminology II
      BIOL 2404 - Anatomy & Physiology

    • A.A.S. degree - all applicants must complete all prerequisites with a “C” or better, which may be taken before or during the A.A.S. degree program. Below are the classes that are counted toward admission points:

      BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
      BIOL 2420 Microbiology
      BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
      PSYC 2301 General Psychology
      Computer Science elective
      SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
      ENGL 1301 Composition I
      HITT 1303 Medical Terminology I
      HITT 1305 Medical Terminology II
      PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
      SPCH elective
      Humanities/Fine Arts elective

Special Notes

  • An updated CPR card is required for this program. This CPR card should expire in two years.
  • A copy of your THEA (unless THEA exempt) or alternative scores and current transcript must be returned with your application.
  • Further information will be provided for those with completed applications during the SRGT orientation in June.
  • Students eligible for acceptance into the SRGT department will be notified with a letter from the Department Chair’s office.
  • Anyone convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, or hospitalized or treated for mental illness or chemical dependency must contact the Department Chair.
  • A drug test, criminal background check, and review of patient confidentiality issues is REQUIRED for all Nursing and Health Professions students.
  • All students enrolling in BIOL 2401 must successfully pass BIOL 2404 with a “C” or better before enrolling in BIOL 2401.
  • All other questions relating to the application criteria and process should be directed to the Department Chair, Sherry Seaton by email or at 903-510-2962.

Surgical Technology Contact Information

Sherry Seaton
Department Chair
Office: RNHS-250

Email: ssea@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2962

Advising contact: 903-510-2662