Sep 28, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology Admission Criteria

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The following must be satisfied PRIOR to submitting a Surgical Technology program application:

  • Graduate of an accredited high school or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate.
  • Meet the general enrollment requirements of Central Carolina Technical College (see general college admissions requirements).
  • Meet the admission requirements for Health Sciences students (see Health Sciences program requirements).
  • The Registrar must have receipt of all official transcripts (including high school and all regionally accredited institutions).
  • Completion and grade of “C” or higher in general education program courses, if taken pre-admission.
  • Meet one of the following entry options:
  1. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): 480 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 500 Math.
  2. The American College Test (ACT): 19 composite.
  3. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS): “Proficient”, “Advanced” or “Exemplary.


Combining scores from separate tests (SAT, ACT, or TEAS) from different dates is not allowed. Test scores older than five years are not accepted. Version 5.0 of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) may be substituted for the TEAS. There may be a waiting time of 30 days between repeat testing.


The applicants will be ranked based upon scoring on the SAT, ACT or TEAS entry option.


Additional Admission Points - will be added to an applicant’s total points, if the applicant has completed:

  • AHS 102  (Medical Terminology), BIO 112  (Basic Anatomy and Physiology) and BIO 115  (Basic Microbiology) with a grade of “C” or higher prior to submitting admission application.
  • A regionally accredited post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate prior to submitting admission application. Only post- secondary degrees, diplomas, or certificates accepted by the College Registrar prior to the application deadline will be considered. Points will be awarded based on the highest degree earned. Two or more degrees will not be counted. For example, if an applicant has completed a Baccalaureate Degree as well as an Associate Degree, the applicant will only receive points for the Baccalaureate Degree or if an applicant has two Baccalaureate Degrees, the applicant will only receive points for one of the two Baccalaureate Degrees.


SUR courses with a laboratory/clinical practicum component may have flexible schedule. Students may be required to attend classes between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.