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PSB Exams

The PSB (Psychological Services Bureau) Exam is specifically designed for those students entering education programs for health professions. The PSB Exam is comprised of a series of tests that measure abilities, knowledge, and aptitudes considered important for successful performance of students in a health program. CVCC offers two forms of the PSB Exam.
Surgical Technology applicants will take the PSB Exam for Health Occupations. Applicants applying for more than one program may be required to take two PSB exams. The PSB is a timed test, which carries a non-refundable fee of $30.00 (Fee is subject to change.) Applicants must achieve a minimum 40th %ile score in the following series of tests on the PSB Exam:

Academic Aptitude – Verbal, Arithmetic, Non-Verbal 

Reading Comprehension

Information in the Natural Sciences  

 

  • Vocational Adjustment Index
  • (scores in this area are not used in the competitive admissions process)

 

Percentile scores achieved in the areas listed above, with the exception of the Vocational Adjustment Index, will be used in the competitive selection for the Surgical Technology program.  PSB results are just one of the criteria used for admission into the program.  (Results are not pass/fail.)

  • Students testing at CVCC must take the PSB Exam by March 30, 2015.
  • Students testing at other schools are responsible for making sure the official PSB score report is received by CVCC no later than March 30, 2015. Those students should schedule their tests early enough to allow for 2-4 weeks processing time by PSB.
  • Scores prior to March 2012 will not be considered. To take the PSB Exam: The PSB test is given by appointment only during the months of January - March.
    • Pay the fee in the CVCC Business Office.  (The Business Office will provide a receipt of payment.)
    • Take the receipt of payment with you to the CVCC Testing Center when you go to take the test. (You will not be allowed to test without the receipt of payment.)
  • If you have taken the PSB for Health Occupations, for a different medical program, within the last three (3) months, you may have your scores re-normed for Surgical Technology, instead of taking the test again. The charge for having the score re-normed is $30.00, which you pay in the Business Office. If your scores are over three (3) months old, you must re-test. (Fee is subject to change.)

  • Want more information on the PSB?
    For additional information and sample questions go to: www.psbtests.com

  • The Business Office is located directly across from the Administrative Area in the main building. Normal operating hours for the Business Office are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  •  The Testing Center is located on the East Campus. Normal operating hours for the Testing Center are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

 

 
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Updated 03.06.2014: Surgical Technology