Surgical Technology A45740
Complete a CPCC and Surgical Technology Program application. Please take note of the application’s due date has been extended to March 22nd. .
· Submit high school transcripts and any college transcripts to CPCC for evaluation before applying..
· Take required TEAS Placement Test and have results attached to program application.
· Meet with Health Careers counselors in Central High 212.
· Complete high school Biology, Anatomy, or Microbiology, or college biology (BIO110 or higher) with a C or better within the last 5 years.
It is strongly suggested that students considering applying to the Surgical Technology program consider first completing Anatomy & Physiology (BIO163 or BIO168 &169) before applying.
· Applicants must also present evidence of good physical and mental health.
· Many courses have prerequisites or co requisites; check the catalog for details.
Major and Related Course Requirements (Full Surgical Technology Curriculum)
This policy applies to the student who is seeking transfer into the Surgical Technology program. The policy gives consideration to the student who has been enrolled in an CAAHEP accredited surgical technology program elsewhere, has successfully completed one or more surgical technology courses by earning a letter grade of C or better, is seeking to continue and complete the Associate Degree Surgical Technology Program at Central Piedmont Community College. A minimum of 21 credit hours must be earned at CPCC for degree conferment. Transfer consideration is based on space availability and completion of skills validation. For more information, call the program chair at 704.330.6265.
ST-AAS Bridge Option
This option is designed for the working surgical technologist who desires to advance their professional career by obtaining their Associates in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Surgical Technology. Entrance requirements consist of completion of the standard surgical technology program application process, and transcript evaluation and transfer credits awarded for previous college work. Applicants must be presently employed as a surgical technologist in an acute care facility or free standing surgical practice. Applicants must be a graduate of a CAAHEP accredited surgical technology program, and be currently certified as a surgical technologist (CST) by the NBSTSA. Applicants must meet the same medical, immunization, drug screen, and criminal background requirements.
Surgical technology courses required for this option are SUR137, SUR210, and SUR211. Students will be required to either complete or have transfer credit for the general education and other required courses. A minimum of 21 credit hours musts be earned at CPCC for degree conferment.