Surgical Technologist - How to Apply - Advanced Standing

The Surgical Technology program’s definition of admission with advanced standing is: “The evaluation of an individual’s previous educational experience and the application of such experience to the requirements of specific instruction areas within a program of study.”  The Advance Placement procedure is written in the Surgical Technology Information Guidelines and also available on Metro Tech’s internet site. Admission with advanced standing will be considered on an individual basis. An applicant seeking admission with advanced standing will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Meet all general admission requirements. Students already attending Metro Tech must be sure all required application documents are turn in by deadline.
  2. Apply within two years of withdrawal from the equivalent program of study. Credit for     relevant courses will be granted only for courses taken within the last two years
  3. Applicants may request to take challenge exams (theory &/or skill) for courses completed beyond the 2 years.This will be at the student’s expense.
  4. Submit the following documentation:
    1. Letter of recommendation from the previous institution.
    2. Statement of good standing at the time of withdrawal/completion from the previous institution.
    3. Official transcript of all work completed at the previous institution.
    4. Course syllabus for each course for consideration for advance standing.
    5. Documentation of laboratory/clinical competencies.
    6. Documentation of required immunizations etc
  5. No credit will be granted for courses taken through in-service education or “on-the-job training.”
  6. Admission into the career major shall be in accordance with the scheduled course offerings. Admission will be contingent upon available space and/or admission ranking.
  7. Applicants must complete at least 50% of the career major at this institution in order to receive a certificate of completion from Metro Technology Centers.
  8. Applicants may be required to successfully complete a clinical competency skills check.