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2023-2024 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology

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The goal of the Surgical Technology Program at York Technical College is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Further, the Surgical Technology department will provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as a surgical technologist and become a contributing member of the healthcare team.

In order to be placed on the list of qualified applicants:

  1. High School Diploma or Equivalent
  2. TEAS Test Score Basic (50+)
  3. Choose a Track
Track 1 Test Score
Track 2 General Education Track 3 Bachelor’s Degree

Note: SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 yrs old

Provide minimum test scores as follows:
SAT (2005)
Critical Reading 480 & Math 540
SAT (March 2016 and after)
Critical Reading 480 & Math 570
ACT English 21 & Math 23
COMPASS Reading 88, Writing 70, & Pre-Algebra 54
ASSET Reading 46, Writing 41, Numerical 43, & Elementary Algebra 31
Accuplacer (Classic)
Sentence Skills 75, Reading 95, & Arithmetic 90
Accuplacer Next Generation
Reading 263, Writing 250, & QAS 237

YTC Placement Test Level 4 Reading, English 70, & Math 1  70


any combination of qualifying test scores listed above
Surgical Technology Degree Program GPA 2.0 or Higher for any courses taken at York Technical College that meet requirements for the program.

Complete all required General Education Courses for Surgical Technology Degree with GPA of 2.5:

Meet the minimum Reading Requirement through one of the following methods:

SAT Critical Reading Score 480
ACT English Score 21
Compass Reading Score 88
ASSET Reading Score 46
Accuplacer Reading 95
Accuplacer Next Gen Reading 263

YTC Placement Test Level 4 Reading 70


Completion of Reading 101 with a “C” or higher


Provide transcript from a Regionally Accredited College or University showing completion of Bachelor’s Degree
Surgical Technology Degree Program GPA 2.0 or Higher for any courses taken at York Technical College that meet requirements for the program.

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a completed student health form to include the following:

  • Physical Assessment
  • Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is available you must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • Proof of two Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations OR titer required
  • Proof of Diphtheria-Tetanus Booster (Last booster must have been received within the past 10 years.)
  • Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended (Documentation of declination is required if student does not have the vaccine.)
  • Proof of 2 step PPD within 3 months prior to entry of program is required
  • Physician’s evaluation
  • Provide evidence of current immunizations
  • Provide own transportation to clinical sites
  • Provide uniforms, shoes, and lab jackets which are required for proper hospital attire
  • Provide proof of personal health insurance at the start of the program as well as current malpractice insurance for clinical practice
  • Pay a non-refundable, nontransferable deposit of $100 upon acceptance into the program which will be applied to your fall tuition upon request

Clinical facilities require drug screens and/or background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotation.  Additionally, there may be random drug screens by clinical sites at any time during student rotations.  Students accepted to the program must be eligible to attend clinical at all facilities. Results of background checks and drug screens will be reviewed with designated personnel at the affiliate clinical sites. To be accepted for a clinical placement, all findings must be satisfactory to all participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical rotations will not be able to successfully complete the course or program.

Students of the Surgical Technology program may work as part time employees separate and apart from the clinical rotation schedule. These hours must not interfere with the student’s required clinical hours. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the regularly scheduled rotations in order to obtain satisfactory clinical experience and develop surgical skills to an acceptable level for completion of the program. Hours worked as hospital employees cannot be substituted for required clinical experience hours.



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