MGCCC’s Surgical Technology Program

The Surgical Technology program begins each Summer semester, and supplemental applications are due between January 15th and May 15th.

If deadline falls on a weekend, holiday, or college closing, the deadline is 5:00 p.m. on the next college business day.

If you have questions about the application process, contact an Enrollment Specialist.

Download the Admissions Checklist

Admission Procedure

  1. Apply to MGCCC

    Apply and become accepted to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. You can apply to MGCCC online.

    Submit copies of official transcripts of all schools attended to the Office of Admissions. All transcripts must be reviewed by the Office of Admission for determination of course credits.

  2. Orientation Session

    Review and complete the Mandatory Pre-Health Sciences Orientation Session

    The session can be viewed any time and anywhere you have access to the internet. The PowerPoint presentation gives you valuable information on topics common to all health science programs at MGCCC. Even without the ability to speak directly or interact immediately with a health sciences advisor, the session speaks to frequently asked questions from program entrance to completion. In order to receive credit for viewing the session, follow the steps below. The information is approximately one (1) hour in length.To complete this requirement do the following:

    1. Visit MGCCC Web Services
    2. Enter the GCID (M#) and Password
    3. Select Student
    4. Select Health Sciences Division Supplemental Application Orientation Session.
    5. In order to receive credit, you must review the entire session.
    6. Click survey complete so that your log-in information will be recorded in the college’s BANNER system.
  3. Accuplacer Scores

    Accuplacer testing is offered at the MGCCC Assessment Centers.

    • Achieve a minimum Accuplacer English Placement score (Traditional Exam = 175; Next Generation Exam = 502)
    • Achieve a minimum Accuplacer Math Placement score (Traditional Exam = 53; Next Generation Exam = 231)
  4. GPA

    Hold a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 on college work (High school GPA will be reviewed if student has no previous college course work.)

  5. CPR Certification

    Hold a current American Heart Association CPR for BLS Providers.

  6. Get a Criminal Background Check

    All students in a Health Science program at MGCCC must obtain a clear or acceptable Criminal Background Check from an MGCCC Campus Police Department at JD, JC, GC, or Perkinston Campus.

    For testing times, dates, and more information on this policy, download the Health Sciences Division Criminal Background Check Policy and Information Sheet.

    This policy is in compliance with Mississippi law requiring a Criminal Background History Check with Fingerprinting through the Mississippi Department of Health.

  7. Complete the Supplemental Surgical Technology Application

    Summer Entry: Complete and submit the online Supplemental Application between January 15th and May 15th.

    To complete and submit the online Supplemental Application:

    1. Visit MGCCC Web Services
    2. Enter the GCID (M#) and Password
    3. Select Student
    4. Select Health Sciences Division Supplemental Application.Thereafter, the applicant MUST read the guidelines carefully.  In order to complete and submit the application, college admission and ALL pre-requisite requirements are required.

Selection Process

Program openings are filled based on Selective Admission; applicants are ranked based on their individual achievement test scores and prior college course work. Student ranking for entry into the SUT program is based on a point system.

Students are awarded points for their required ACCUPLACER,  general education prerequisite course grades, and cumulative GPA.

Program enrollment is a floating number which can fluctuate each year based on availability of clinical rotation slots. Students who are selected are also held to the following program policies.

Surgical Technology Program Policies

  • All Health Science students are required to submit to substance testing in accordance with the substance testing policy and procedures for the Health Sciences Division. View the Health Sciences Division Substance Testing Policy.
  • A physical examination, immunization records, CPR Certification and completed health form, signed by a Medical Physician, are required prior to the first meeting of the program. View the MGCCC Health Sciences Division Pre-Entrance Health Form.
  • Upon admission to the Surgical Technology program, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA on the required courses and complete each course with a C or better.
  • Adherence to additional clinical affiliation requirements may be necessary depending on clinical rotation placement. (i.e. hospital orientation, HIPAA training, CPR certification)
  • Health Sciences Division Student Manual (PDF)