Surgical Technology - CTE Program FAQs

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 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...

What prerequisite courses are required?

The Surgical Technology Program at CWI requires the following prerequisites and encourages completion of the following co-requisites:...

What will I need for clinical assignments?

You will need proof of updated immunizations, CPR certification, and a Criminal History Background Check. Once you have been accepted into the Surgical Technology Program you will receive instructions on submitting your request for a Background Check. Confirmation of the request for a...