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Surgical Technology Program

KCC Surgical Technology

Program Mission, Values and Learning Outcomes and Domains of the Surgical Technology Program

Surgical Technology Program Mission:

To prepare entry-level Surgical Technologist who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.


The Surgical Technology Program recognizes the stated values of Kingsborough Community College, and the unwavering inclusion of these values are goals that we strive for every day of every semester.


Civility, acceptance, appreciation, and support of individual differences


The proactive fostering of greater inclusion and ultimately equity at every level of college life


Fair and ethical standards in all policies, procedures, and practices


High quality teaching, student services, administration, and community engagement; and high standards for student achievement


Taking responsibility for our actions and outcomes


Creative thinking and approaches that enhance learning and support continuous improvement.

  1. To correlate the knowledge of medical terminology, surgical procedures, anatomy, and physiology to the student’s role as a surgical technologist and recognize their relationship to safe patient care.
  2. To understand the principles of safe patient care in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative surgical settings.
  3. To develop and apply fundamental surgical technology skills through practice and evaluation in the laboratory and clinical settings
  4. Accurately apply the principles of asepsis across the spectrum of common surgical experiences.
  5. Recognize the variety of patients’ needs and the impact of their personal, physical, emotional, and cultural experiences.
  6. Demonstrate professional responsibility in performance, attitude, and personal conduct in the classroom and clinical setting.

Kingsborough Community College, a City University of New York is fully accredited and approved by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Council on Education (ACE), the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Association of Colleges and Universities in the State of New York, the Council of Higher Education Institutions in New York City, Junior College Council of the Middle Atlantic States, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New York State Association of Junior Colleges, and the Association of College Unions-International.

The Surgical Technology Program of Kingsborough Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education In Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (

Accreditation exists to establish, maintain, and promote appropriate standards of quality for educational programs. These standards are used for the development, evaluation, and self-analysis of Surgical Technology Programs. Individuals who graduate from an accredited program are eligible to take the certification examination offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP)
9355-113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775 727-210-2350

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
19751 East Mainstreet Suite #339
Parker, CO 80138


Dear Candidate

We thank you for your interest in our program and we welcome your application to our Surgical Technology program. Please bear in mind that applying to the program does not warranty entering the program since it is highly competitive, and we have a great number of applicants competing each year.

Application is now accepted all year around. During the evaluation period, you will be contacted by the Surgical Technology Program Director to schedule a virtual interview. After revising all documentation, grades and other assessments, an email will be sent to each candidate disclosing the results.

Program application submission ends on November 15th for (Spring cohort) and May 15th for (Fall cohort).

To be considered for the Surgical Technology Program for enrollment, students must satisfy ALL requirements for existing developmental coursework.

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in Kingsborough Community College.
  • If the student is applying to the College, their registration must be completed before the application to our Surgical Technology program is submitted.
  • If a student is transferring from another school, the registrar must evaluate their previously completed coursework and grades need to be available on the Transfer Report on CUNYFirst before the end of the Fall semester to be included in the selection process for the following Spring Semester or before the end of the Spring semester to be included in the selection process for the following Fall Semester.
  • Students cannot register and be coded as a Surgical Technology student upon initial application to the school. Traditionally, potential Surgical Technology students are initially coded as either a liberal art or biology until the Change of Status is approved by the Program Director.
  • ENG 12 and BIO 11are pre-requisites for entry into the program. These courses must be completed by the end of the FALL “A” semester in December to be considered for entrance into the SPRING COHORT


  • These courses must be completed by the end of the SPRING “A” semester in JUNE to be considered for entrance into the FALL COHORT.
  • Students are also recommended to have completed Bio 12 before entering the program or be registered for it at the start of the ST program in the spring semester.
  • The student must achieve a grade of “C” in all pre-requisite courses required for the program. A grade less than “C” must be repeated prior to acceptance and a grade of “B” or better must be achieved the second time around.
  • Courses from other colleges to be applied toward program requirements must have grades submitted for them. It is the responsibility of the student to have their transfer grades made visible on their Transfer Credit Report on CUNYFirst.

The timeline for SPRING or FALL semester acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program includes the following steps:

  1. The first week of DECEMBER until the First Monday in JANUARY is the timeframe in which the program director will interview potential students for the following SPRING cohort start.


The first week of JUNE until the first Monday in JULY is the timeframe in which the program director will interview potential students for the following FALL cohort start.

Students must meet with a counselor or advisor prior meeting with the program director to discuss your academic performance and consult with them to make sure that you have already achieved the minimum 2.5 overall GPA and have completed the pre-requisites: ENG12 and BIO 11, or if you are enrolled in these classes in the Fall “A” (September-December) semester, OR Spring “A” (March-June) semester.

  1. You can make an appointment by visiting C206B, calling (718) 368-5289 or you can email surgicaltech.kcc@kbcc.cuny.eduor
  2. After having an interview and will be required to answer a questionnaire. You will also fill out a “Change of Status” form with our department. Your Change of Status form, transcript review and questionnaire responses are considered in your “application process”. Questionnaires are emailed to the potential student and must be returned within 2 days of the initial interview meeting in the same WORD document. Students that do not return the questionnaire will not be considered.
  3. After final grades have been recorded for the fall semester, the Surgical Technology faculty reviews your application. Despite submission of the change of status form, the registrar will not be informed of any change in curriculum status until the end of the prior semester, after prospective applicants have completed all entrance requirements and have met the Program Director.
  4. The Registrar will notify students of the effected change and the Program Director will send a letter or email of acceptance or denial in February before the start of the SPRING.


The Registrar will notify students of the effected change and the Program Director will send a letter or email of acceptance or denial in August before the start of the FALL semester.

  1. Due to the restrictions of clinical site availability, enrollment in the program is limited. Therefore, completion of the minimum pre-requisite courses is not a guarantee of admission into the Surgical Technology program.
  2. Students that are enrolled in either ENG 12 or BIO 11 in the winter or summer session will NOT be considered for selection process for the next cohort. However, are strongly encouraged to apply as soon possible.
  3. BIO 12 is a co-requisite for ST3 so if you have not taken this class prior applying to the program. If you have not registered for BIO12, you must do so as soon as possible in order to progress further in the program. Although, it is strongly suggested to take this prior to the entering semester. Bio 12 is known for being a difficult course, the level of difficulty will increase if taken in the semester along with ST3 course. Since Bio 12 is a corequisite you would be unable to register for fall classes for the Surgical Technology Program if you haven’t taken it or are not registered.
  4. Bio 51 is a difficulty course and is a co-requisite for ST5 course. Taking many difficult courses together in the same semester with higher level ST courses will deter your ability to successfully complete and progress to the following semester. Bio 51 is otherwise strongly recommended to enroll for the summer if you are already enrolled in the ST program.
  5. CUNY GPA is not the only consideration for acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program. A combination of the CUNY GPA, and a separate, specific GPA based on STEM classes will be considered in conjunction with the initial interview and questionnaire.

The goal of this process is providing evidence that all potential students will be successful in completing the Surgical Technology course curriculum. Student success has many factors including but not limited to desire to become a surgical technologist, past and current academic course load, social, and economic (financial aid and work related) dynamics.


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