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THEA or alternative test scores (see Kilgore College catalog)
Interview with Surgical Technology Program Director
Completion of first and second semester courses
Admission to Surgical Technology Course Sequence:
Completion of General Admission Requirements
Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better:
BIOL 2401 - Human A&P I
BIOL 2402 - Human A&P II
SRGT 1301 Medical Terminology:
Completion of THEA and/or developmental requirements
Attend one pre-admission session
Submit application materials in Spring semester (no later than March 30)
Interview with the Admissions Committee
Students who have successfully completed the above requirements will be placed in the next beginning Surgical Technology Class in which openings are available. The Surgical Technology courses are limited by available clinical space to 12 students per year. (See Selection Criteria for Surgical Technology Program Page)
EXCEPTION: Students who have previously completed the accredited Certificate Program in Surgical Technology at Kilgore College may apply to the A.A.S. Degree Program. The A.A.S. Degree will be awarded upon completion of the required courses.
Application Requirements for Surgical Technology Program:
To complete application requirements for the Surgical Technology program, applicants must:
Meet all requirements for admission to Kilgore College, including testing and completion of any required developmental courses.
File the following information with the Surgical Technology Department no later than the application deadline date of March 31
Completed Application to Surgical Technology Program
Send in Degree Plan Development form and official transcripts
Send in test scores from one of the following:
ACT - Composite score below 23 and below 19 on English and Math sub tests: Placement testing required
SAT - Below 500 on Verbal and Math Sub tests: Placement testing required
Kilgore College alternative placement test
(NOTE: ACT/SAT scores more than 5 years old: Must take placement tests.)
Students who score low on THEA or the local placement tests will be placed in specified developmental courses according to the Kilgore College Placement Policy (see criteria in Kilgore College catalog - Admissions, Testing, and Placement section).
Two completed applicant reference forms. These should be mailed directly to the Surgical Technology Department by the person completing the form.
Short essay stating why you want to become a Surgical Technologist
Physical requirements form, signed and dated
You may call (903) 983-8163 or (903) 983-8146 if you wish to visit with the program director.
After the required information outlined above is on file, an interview with the Admissions Committee will be scheduled.
Notice - Two Applications are Needed:
Applicants to the Surgical Technology Program must file a Kilgore College Admission Application form with the Registrar and a Health Occupations Program Admission Application (form enclosed) with the Surgical Technology Program Director at the addresses below.
These application forms must be complete and contain accurate mailing addresses.
Kilgore, TX 75662