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School of Surgical Technology

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application form with $ 50 non-refundable fee
  • Psychological Services Bureau (PSB), Health Occupations Aptitude Examination with scores above the 50th percentile
  • Successful completion of High School diploma or equivalent (remittance of official transcripts required)
  • Remittance of other official transcripts, i.e. college, vocational school, nursing assistant course
  • Two work and three character references indicating that an applicant is a good candidate (to be listed on application and contacted by us via mail or email)
  • Personal interview with a member of the admission committee, once all criteria are met
  • If admitted, students must hold a current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association.  This certification must be valid prior to the start of classes for the duration of the program. 

Click here to view our admission process and a representation of our admission cycle for both the March and September semesters.


Follow the steps below to complete your application for admission:

  1. Download, print and return the Maine Medical Center School of Surgical Technology application
  2. Include non-refundable application fee of $50
    -Make checks payable to: MMC School of Surgical Technology
    -To pay by credit card, download credit card payment form here or call the School to pay by phone at (207) 741-5589 Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm. NO CASH PLEASE.
  3. Print, sign and return to the School your applicant authorization forms  (two pages, 6 signatures) for us to obtain references from the names you provide
  4. Mail to:
    Maine Medical Center School of Surgical Technology
    SMCC, Fort Rd.
    South Portland, ME 04106

Applications close when a complete class of qualified applicants is achieved. Applications from qualified individuals received after closing may be considered on a space available basis or for the succeeding class. A limited number of students is selected for each class. 

This is a highly competitive program, so we recommend you mail in your application as soon as possible.

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Health Occupations Aptitude Examination

Maine Medical Center's School of Surgical Technology requires all applicants to take the PSB (Psychological Services Bureau) Health Occupations Aptitude Examination as part of the admission requirements. This entrance exam is designed to give us a sense of your strengths and weaknesses, and we look for scores above the 50 percentile range in order to move forward in the application process.

About the Test
The PSB Exam is a computer-based, timed test consisting of five sections and taking approximately 2 ½ hours. The exam is administered by Maine Medical Center (MMC) at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC). Testing is held once every other month.

Sample questions and study options may be accessed through the following path:, Click on resources for test-takers, in the Sample Questions section, click on HOAE (Health Occupation Aptitude Exam) to download a sample test. For test taking tips, click here.


Testing months are as follows: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

There is a $50.00 fee required in advance. The fee is non-refundable.

You may register for the PSB exam here: Online PSB Registration

If you would prefer to register for the PSB by phone, please call us at (207) 741-5589.  Space is limited so registration is on a first-come, first-paid basis. Upon registration, you will receive details regarding testing day.

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  Official Transcripts

Notify your High School and College(s) to send your official transcripts directly to:

  • Maine Medical Center School of Surgical Technology
    SMCC, Fort Rd.
    South Portland, ME 04106

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