Surgical Technology Pre-Admission Conference | BCTC

Surgical Technology Pre-Admission Conference

Developed and Presented by:

  • Kevin Craycraft CST, FAST Program Coordinator
  • Rebekah Travis CST, FAST Clinical Coordinator

The Faculty

Kevin Craycraft CST, FAST

  • Vice-President of the Association of Surgical Technologist
  • KY-AST Vice-President
  • Local, state and National Presenter

Rebekah Travis CST, FAST

  • Clinical Coordinator
  • KY-AST President
  • Local, State and National Presenter

The Program

  • Accredited Since 1978
  • Great Reputation in the Community
  • 94.2% Job placement rating over the last 5 years.
  • 97% National Certification Pass Rate over the last 7 years

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Application Deadline: May 1st for the Fall Start

Program Sequence

  1. Fall semester
    • First eight weeks
      • Monday-Friday in classroom/lab from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Second eight weeks
      • Monday and Wednesday in classroom (8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
      • Tuesday and Thursday Clinicals (7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
  2. Spring semester
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the classroom
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at clinical site
  3. Four-week Summer session
    • Five days a week  

Application Deadline: October 1st for the Spring Start

Program Sequence

  1. Spring semester
    • First eight weeks
      • Monday-Friday in classroom/lab from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Second eight weeks
      • Monday and Wednesday in classroom (8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
        Tuesday and Thursday Clinicals (7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
  2. Four-week Summer session
    • Five days a week
  3. Fall semester
    • 12-week course
      • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the classroom
      • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at clinical site
    • Four-week semester
      • Five days a week clinical

Courses Required for AAS Degree

** are classes used in your Selective Admissions Scoring Process
Subject  Course(s)/Requirements
Math MAT 110 Applied Mathematics or Higher such as MAT150 College Algebra
English ENG 101
Social Interaction (Psychology, Sociology etc...) 3 credit hours
Heritage/Humanities (History, Varies Humanities) 3 credit hours
Anatomy and Physiology**
  • BIO 137
  • BIO 139
Computer Literacy**

CIS 105, OST 105, CIS 101, or IMD 101

Medical Terminology** CLA 131, AHS115, or MIT 103
Microbiology** BIO 225, BIO 226, BIO 227, or BIO 118
Surgical Technology classes
  • SUR 100 Theory
  • SUR 102 Lab
  • SUR 125 Clinical Practicum I
  • SUR 202 Adv. Theory
  • SUR 201 Clinical Practicum II (Fall Start)
    • Or SUR2011 and 2012  (Spring Start)
  • SUR 275  Adv. Clinical Practicum

Selective Admission Process/Criteria

  • Acceptance to BCTC
  • Completed Selective admission packet (Review link at end of PowerPoint)
    • SAS account, Transcripts, Pre-admission Conference Attendance form
  • The point system will be based on; Anatomy & Physiology, Computer Lit, Microbiology, Medical terminology grades. The grades in each of these course grades will assigned point values (A = 10, B = 6, C = 2).
  • Cumulative College  GPA will be added to the course points and the selection will be based on the total scores.
  • Summer classes ( will not count in the Selective Admission points process)
  • Bypass exams will not be awarded point in the selective admission process.
    • Due to the grading of Bypass exam being based on a Pass/fail grade.

Requirements for Students with Clinical Responsibilities

Only applies to students who are selected for the program.

  • Proof of CPR certification
  • Immunizations
    • Tuberculosis Screening (2 step process)
    • MMR (2 doses)
    • Hepatitis B
    • Varicella (2 doses)
    • T-DAP (Booster required after 10 years)
    • Influenza
  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Background Check
  • Drug Screens

More details will be supplied once accepted.

Review Admissions Link

Admissions Link (You Must Review This)

Pre-Admission Conference Attendance Form

To obtain your Pre-admission Conference Attendance form after reviewing this PowerPoint and the selective admissions website/PowerPoints you will need to email kevinr.craycraft@kctcs.edu.

  • Subject line should be: STPAF
  • Provide your:
    1. Full name
    2. Student ID number
    3. Date you reviewed the preadmission information

You will receive the Pre-admission Conference Attendance form by email.

Thanks for reviewing.

Peace, Be Safe.