• Surgical Technology Application


  • Accommodations - People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact Accessible Education Services at 503-491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu.

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Surgical Technology program. The Admissions, Registration and Records office has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    Admissions criteria, deadlines and prerequisite requirements are subject to change from year to year. The previous year's application information is posted only as a resource. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed and adhere to all requirements, procedures and deadlines. New applicants as well as applicants from previous years must complete the entire application process.

    Mt. Hood Community College reserves the right to modify the criteria and the process for selection.

    The Admissions Evaluator has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria. If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu.

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification - Withholding information or giving untruthful information on the program application could be cause for non‐acceptance or dismissal from the program. Students who were admitted and then failed a required course or were dismissed from the program or any other health related program may be denied admission into the program.

    Application Reopen Disclosure - In the event of an insufficient applicant pool, applicants that have already gone through the interview process (within the same application year) are not allowed to reapply should the program reopen. Applicants may reapply during the application cycle for the following year.

    Previous Admission - Applicants who were previously accepted into the program and then declined acceptance or withdrew are not given priority consideration in subsequent applications. Individuals will need to re‐apply to the program and will be required to meet the current program admission requirements and program standards. Materials cannot be brought forward from previous applications for a current application. Updated official transcripts are required if new courses have been taken.

    Approximate Admissions Processing Timeline*
    October 2021 Admission information available online
    January 2022 Application available online
    April 15, 2022 Application due (no exceptions)
    Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for admission.
    Late April/early May 2022 Interview invitations emailed (up to 50 applicants only)
    Late May/early June 2022

    Interviews held
    Students can visit www.mhcc.edu/cpcc to sign up for interview preparation tips or practice online at https://mhcc.edu/standout.

    June 2021
    • Notifications of interview results emailed
    • Top 20 qualified applicants are accepted into the program
    • Up to 10 qualified applicants are placed on an alternate list
    September 19, 2022

    Fall term classes begin.

    Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on clinical requirements, the Surgical Technology program 2022 start date may be delayed. Please check back for updates.

    To be Provided in Acceptance Letter New Student Orientation: Two mandatory orientations will be held for admitted students, one in June and one in September. Attendance is required. Students will be informed of the orientation date, time, and location in their Surgical Technology acceptance letter.

    *Please note, dates are subject to change. We ask that you DO NOT inquire about the status of your application while processing is taking place to help expedite the evaluation process. Any changes to the processing timeline will be updated here immediately.

    Application Facts
    Year Most common reasons for incomplete applications
    2021
    • Academic prerequisites were not completed
    • Missing transcript
    2020
    • Academic prerequisites were not completed
    • Reading score too low
    • Missing transcript
    2019
    • Academic prerequisites were not completed
    • Reading score too low
    • Missing transcript

    The application numbers range from 30-50 every year.