Frequently Asked Questions

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

A: Many of our students have been out of school for a number of years, the placement tests help evaluate a student’s readiness to successfully complete college level coursework.  Scores from the TEAS are used to determine admission to the Surgical Technology program.

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?

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