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The Oakland Community College Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accrediting Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.


What do I have to take to get into the program?

Attend an information session. Take the  courses listed as required supportive courses in the catalog (complete with a grade of "B" or higher). Then, see a counselor to submit an application.

How long does it take to complete the program?

It is one full year of full time class/clinical work. The program begins in July and ends in June the following year.

Are there jobs available? 

See the career information page.

Do my anatomy and physiology classes expire?

No, unlike other programs your A&P credits do not expire; however, it is highly suggested that you repeat the courses as an audit if you have taken it more than 5 years ago.

Is there a wait-list?

No, however, it can fluctuate based on the number of applicants in a given term and the number of clinical sites available. There are two cohorts. One begins in January and the other in July. The program takes 1 year to complete after prerequisites are finished. 

Will my credits from another institution transfer?

We cannot evaluate transcripts within the program. It is best to have an official transcript sent to the Registrar's Office at 2900 Featherstone Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326 to be evaluated. You may bring in an unofficial copy to see a counselor solely for advising.