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Students must read, understand and comply with the following information prior to making application to the Surgical Technology program.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Admission
Sevier County Campus

May 1st of the year the student elects to participate in the selection process. (Courses taken through Spring semester of the year the student elects to participate will be considered.) Fall acceptance letters will be mailed approximately the last week of June.

January 1
Application Period Begins
May 1
Application Period Ends

Only students who are accepted will be notified by mail.

Surgical Technology Entrance Exam

Additional ranking points can be obtained for either (1) ACT/ACT Residual score of greater than 19, or (2) A defined score on an assessment exam. All tests scores must be less than 3 years old.

The assessment exam currently being used is the HESI-A2. This test consists of three sections including math, reading, and vocabulary. To receive the additional ranking points, the candidate must achieve 80% or better in each of the three sections.

Deadlines for Completion
to be considered in the admission ranking

May 1
Fall Admission

For information regarding exam scheduling and cost, please visit the Counseling & Testing Website or call 423-585-6800

WSCC Health Programs Immunization Requirements

Due to your potential risk for exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, you may be at risk of acquiring Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection, measles, mumps, rubella, or varicella (chicken pox). Health Programs students must provide documentation of complete vaccinations or titers from their healthcare provider. For varicella, students with disease history may have their healthcare provider document date of disease.

A student may be exempt from this requirement under one of the following circumstances:

  1. The vaccine is contraindicated for the individual based on guidelines established by manufacturer or Center for Disease Control
  2. Physician judgment based on the individual's medical condition and history – (risk of harm outweighs benefit)
  3. Religious belief or practice – (individual must provide written statement affirmed under penalty of perjury).

Accepted students must submit one form of documentation listed below for each disease following admission to a program.

I. Hepatitis B (HBV):

  • Documentation of three (3) shot dates.
  • Titer showing immunity status to Hepatitis B.
  • Documentation from my health care provider stating reason for contraindication.
  • Signed written statement affirmed under penalty of perjury stating conflict with religious beliefs.

II. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella):

  • Documentation of two (2) shot dates.
  • Titers showing immunity status to rubella, rubeola and mumps.
  • Documentation from my health care provider stating reason for contraindication.
  • Signed written statement affirmed under penalty of perjury stating conflict with religious beliefs.

III. Varicella (Chicken Pox):

  • Documentation of two (2) shot dates.
  • Titer showing immunity status to varicella.
  • History of disease with date documented by health care provider.
  • Documentation from my health care provider stating reason for contraindication.
  • Signed written statement affirmed under penalty of perjury stating conflict with religious beliefs.

Students who provide titers with laboratory values inconsistent with immunity are encouraged to get the vaccinations.

Student must submit documentation for medical or religious contraindications.

What should I do if I do not receive notification?

If you know you are qualified:

  • a grade of C or better in BIOL 2010/2011 and BIOL 2020/2021
  • completed computer competency
  • grade point average of at least 2.0 excluding developmental courses
  • completed all required developmental courses

Your name is most likely on an alternate list. If space becomes available, you will be notified by the first day of class of the semester.

If you think you might not have been qualified:

Please contact a health program advisor to assist you in planning your course work to increase your chance of success next year.

Advisors are available Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Please call 423-585-6981 to schedule an appointment

If you were qualified but not accepted:

You will need to reapply for the next nursing admission period.

  • It is the student's responsibility to make sure transcripts are forwarded from transferring institutions to WSCC Admissions Department promptly.
  • Only completed applications will be considered for admission.

Surgical Technology applications are available online. Click here to apply.