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When can I apply to CWI?

CWI accepts applications at any time, but special deadlines may apply for health programs and some professional technical technical programs have certain semester only start times. View the steps to apply for more detailed...

Surgical Technology - PTE Program

How are applicants selected?

There is a comprehensive point system used during the review process which is based on the information included in the Application Worksheet. For example, the more successfully completed courses, the more points received. The admission point system process is based on:

How many students are accepted each year?

The Surgical Technology Program admits 16 students each fall semester. Application deadline is March 15.

Is it possible to obtain additional application points for coursework beyond the listed pre and/or corequisites?

Yes! Courses such as Pathophysiology, Applied Anatomy, Microbiology, Chemistry, Nutrition, General Biology, and Cell Biology will afford you additional points on your application if you are currently enrolled and/or completed the course with a "C" grade or above. In addition, if you...

Is there a minimum grade point average (GPA)?

The Surgical Technology Program offers a quality education that will develop competent, caring, and high achieving technologist. Most surgical technology programs are considered rigorous, challenging, yet powerfully life-changing. Students have generally been successful with GPAs at or above 2...

It has been 15+ years since I was in college. Will everything transfer?

Transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis; if you took Anatomy and Physiology or Medical Terminology over 5 years ago, and have not used them in your line of work, we may require that they be retaken.

Surgical Technology Curriculum Information

Upon admission into CWI Surgical Technology Program you can anticipate taking the following courses. There may be courses offered during a semester that you have already completed....

What can I do to be a successful student?

For Surgical Technology Courses, students can anticipate studying as much as 2-3 hours for every credit hour each week; for example in a 3 credit hour class, plan to set aside 6 to 9 hours a week for study. Surgical Technology clinical experiences consist of exposure to the health care...