Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I take courses on any CPCC campus?
A: You can complete general education courses on any campus. However, surgical technology program courses (SUR) are taught on Central campus. Hospital clinical experiences are done at facilities throughout Charlotte, Matthews, Huntersville and, many private surgical centers and various physician offices.

Q: Do I need to complete all the general education requirements before I can be admitted to the program?

Q: Are there other specific requirements once I’m accepted into the surgical technology program?

Q: What is the starting salary for a surgical technologist?

Q: Can I complete the program on a part-time basis?

Q: Are there any special policies for international students?

Q: Does the surgical technology program have surgical technology classes in the summer?

Q: I’m already a working surgical technologist; can I enroll and earn my degree?

Q: What if I have more questions?

Q: How do I get started in the surgical technology program?

Q: What is the purpose of the TEAS and the placement tests?

Q: How do I take the TEAS test?

Q: What scores do I need on the TEAS?

Q: What if I already have a college degree or have earned college credit?

Q: When can I apply to the surgical technology program?

Q: How competitive is admission?

Q: Is there a waiting list?

Q: Are there courses I can take while I am waiting to be admitted to the program?

Q: How and when will I find out if I have been admitted to the program?

Q: How much will it cost to complete the surgical technology program?

Q: How do I learn about financial aid opportunities?