Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if I already have a college degree or have earned college credit?
A: Even if you have previously earned a college degree or completed college-level credits, you will need to visit the counseling department. Additionally, you should have your transcripts from your previous school mailed to CPCC’s student record department. Once your transcripts have been received in the records department, you can complete a transcript evaluation form to have your transcript evaluated for transfer of credit. For example, if you previously took an English course that is equivalent to the English requirement for the surgical technology degree, these credits will be transferred onto your CPCC transcript and you will not need to repeat that course. You also must have your high school transcript on file with the college to be considered for the surgical technology program.

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?

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?