Online Steps Sessions

Surgical Technology STEPS Session

The Surgical Technology Certificate is a 3 semester program that begins every Fall semester on the Grand Strand and Georgetown Campus. Admission is based on first qualified criteria and there may be a waiting list. Once you have completed the requirements for admission into the program you will be offered a seat for the next available semester. You must be available to attend classes on both the Grand Strand and Georgetown campuses.

Application deadline:

None. Completion of this STEPS session or meeting with an advisor and submitting a checklist showing your interest in the program will act as your application. These are accepted on an ongoing basis. We will then offer you a seat in the program once we see that all requirements have been completed. This is a first qualified, first accepted process.

To apply to the program students must:

Complete the following prerequisites* with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. All courses must have a grade of C or higher:

  • BIO 210
  • BIO 211 (5 yr. time limit)
  • BIO 225 (5 yr. time limit)

General education Courses you may take while waiting:

  • AHS 102
  • AHS 126         

*Prerequisites for the above courses may include: ENG 100, BIO 112 or equivalent, or MAT 101 with the possibility of other developmental courses being required depending on placement test scores. Enrollment advisors will discuss placement with you after admission to the college

Additional Requirements:

The following requirements must be completed AFTER being accepted into the Surgical Technology program. We will provide you with the instructions to complete the requirements AFTER we notify you of acceptance into the program but PLAN AHEAD to cover the costs of these items. Without completion of these requirements you will not be allowed to begin the program. 

Miscellaneous Information

  • Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program is first qualified, first accepted for the next available fall semester.
  • Expenses for which you are responsible may include, but are not limited to: purchasing scrubs and shoes, gas and transportation to clinical sites, Licensing Exam fees of $200+.
  • Classes and clinicals associated with this program are during the day. Once accepted you will begin in the Fall and attend 3 semesters, year round, including summer. Please plan ahead financially as you may not receive financial aid for the summer.
  • Clinicals will vary by semester but may require 1-2 days a week. Students may have to travel up to a 50 mile radius to fulfill clinical requirements.
  • HGTC reserves the right to change the Admission requirements at any time. You will be required to adhere to any changes that are made at the time you submit your application. 

I have read the requirements for admission into the Surgical Technology program at Horry Georgetown Technical College and I understand that I must fulfill these requirements in order to be eligible for admission: