Frequently Asked Questions

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

A: First, make application to the college; this can be done on-line, by phone, or in person. Then see a counselor on Central Campus in the Central High Building, room #212. The counselor will arrange for you to take the TEAS test, and any other placement tests. You can contact the counseling department at 704.330.6433 to inquire about the hours they are available to see students. Additionally, complete the program application for Surgical Technology. Applications can be found online and in Belk 1st Floor.

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?

Q: Can I take courses on any CPCC campus?

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?