Surgical Technology Program Requirements

This program is offered at the Southfield Campus.

All applicants must first be admitted to Oakland Community College. By December 15 of the year preceding intended program enrollment to the Surgical Technology program, students must:

  • Apply for admission to the college.
  • Declare SUR (Surgical Technology) as your designated curriculum on the college application or complete a "change of data" form if you are a current OCC student.
  • Have official transcripts of course work from other colleges and/or universities sent to the Registrar's office (2900 Featherstone Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326) for evaluation.
  • Make an appointment in the Academic Support Center (ASC) at any OCC campus for admissions testing followed by an appointment with a counselor to design a plan of course work.
  • Attend an Information Session.
  • Begin required supportive and general education course work, as listed in the College Catalog, by registering for desired courses via OCC registration procedures.
  • Complete a SUR program application and checklist with a counselor at the Southfield Campus.

Pre-Requisite Courses (OCC or equivalent) Must be completed with a grade of B or better:

Additional Graduation Requirements:

Selection Process for the Professional Component in Surgical Technology

Each year approximately 16 students are accepted into the professional component of the Surgical Technology Program. This segment begins in July. In addition, this component requires full time participation. There are no provisions for part-time student status. Students who wish to be considered for acceptance into the professional component for a specific year must complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the Winter semester of that year. Once all completion requirements are confirmed, students are ranked in order based upon the following factors:

  • The date of completion of all supportive and general education requirements as listed in the college catalog
  • The date "SUR" was formally declared as the designated curriculum choice
  • Program application date
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)