• Surgical Technology Application

  • Prior to applying it is very important that you read through the Application and Admissions Criteria. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed of requirements as criteria can change from year to year.

    Accommodations - The application must be submitted along with supporting documents and payment to Mt. Hood Community College's Admissions, Registration and Records Office, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97030. 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 are subject to change from year to year. The previous year's application information is posted only as a resource. Prerequisite requirements are reviewed annually for each new application year. It is the applicant’s responsibility to be informed and adhere to all requirements, procedures and deadlines as they may change from year to year. 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 answers to questions 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*
    Fall 2020 Application available on web.
    January 11, 2021 Applicants may begin submitting applications to the program.
    April 16, 2021 Application due (no exceptions)
    Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for admission.
    Late April/early May 2021 Interview invitations emailed (up to 50 applicants only)
    Late May/early June 2021
    • Interviews held
    June 2020
    • 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 20, 2021 Fall term classes begin
    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
    • Academic prerequisites were not completed
    • Reading score too low
    • Missing transcript
    • Academic prerequisites were not completed
    • Reading score too low
    • Missing transcript
    • Academic prerequisites were not completed
    • Reading score too low

    The application numbers range from 30-50 every year.