Surgical Technology Admissions Requirements

Steps to Apply

1.  Attend Mandatory Information Session at the Westminster Campus

You must attend a Surgical Technology Program Information Session before you register for the program.

2.  Apply to FRCC


3.  Complete Prerequisite Coursework

A minimum GPA of 2.75 in these seven courses is required. 

  • The following prerequisite coursework must be completed before applying to the program, with a letter grade of “C” or better
    •  ENG 121 English Composition I
    • MAT107 Career Mathematics or higher
    • HPR 208 Medical Record Terminology (2 credits)
    • BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits with lab)*
    • BIO 204 Microbiology (4 credits with lab)*
  • The following courses can be in progress when applying to the STE program 
    • BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits with lab)* 
    • PSY 235 Human Growth and Development*

If any prerequisite coursework was taken outside of the FRCC system, you must have your transcripts officially evaluated through the FRCC Registrar's office.

  • All prerequisites must be transferred to your FRCC transcript before applying.
  • Evaluations take up to 30 days to complete after Admissions & Records receives the official transcript and the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form. Be sure to specify AAS in Surgical Technology as your degree plan.
  • To be considered official, transcripts may not be issued to the student; transcripts must be mailed directly from the previous college to the FRCC Admissions & Records department. 

Additional Requirements

All Allied Health Students who are in programs that have a Clinical Rotation requirement must have proof of the following, to go to their clinical site:

  • TB Test (valid for one year and must remain current throughout the program)
  • Tdap (within 10 years)
  • Hepatitis B Series (three shots) or proof of immunity via a titer
  • Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR, two shots or proof of immunity via a titer)
  • 2 Varicella a.k.a. Chickenpox (proof of vaccination, immunity via a titer or disease)
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine October – March
  • American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR cards (valid for two years), except EMS which follows the Colorado State guidelines for CPR
  • Passing a background check and drug test through FRCC will also be required
Program Contacts
Westminster Campus


Melody Montano

Program Director
Alejandro Esparza