Surgical Technology

Seattle Central College

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Through clinical practice and classroom instruction, Seattle Central College’s four-quarter, Surgical Technology program helps students gain the skills needed to work as surgical technologists. Students are admitted once a year and begin in summer quarter. After successful completion of advanced clinical techniques, students are required to take the National Certification Examination for Surgical Technology and apply for state registration. Surgical technologists are in significant demand in Washington, with varied practice opportunities throughout the state. 

The Seattle Central College Surgical Technology program is looking for students who are committed to learning the profession of surgical technology. Before applying, applicants should explore all facets of a surgical technology career, which may include, but are not limited to, infection control, practice settings, and the law as it pertains to surgical technology. Admission is a competitive process. Applicants are encouraged to apply to all surgical technology programs in the region to enhance their chances of securing entrance in a surgical technology program. The Seattle Central College Surgical Technology Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Council for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

In this application, you can expect the following:

  • To write a short application essay (required)
  • To upload your unofficial transcripts, transcript evaluation results (required)
  • To complete professional recommendation form(s) (recommended)
  • To pay a $35 application fee with your credit or debit card or in-person at the cashier's office (required). Note: After you hit "submit," you will be given the option to pay online. 

Once you login, you may begin the application. The application saves automatically when you navigate to a different step of the application or log out, so you may come back to finish your application at a later time.  Do not hit the "submit" button at the end of the application until you have finalized your application and uploaded all of your supporting documents.

For questions regarding the application process or program, please contact us at

2024 Surg Tech Application

Application Period Closed

Application deadline was: 2/16/2024

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Nick Anderson Phone: (206) 934-4347 Office: Health Education Center, Pacific Tower Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Program Website