Surgical Technology is an exciting profession where the work environment is both intense and dynamic. Surgical technologists are essential members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other personnel to deliver patient care and before, during and after surgery.
Scrub, circulating, first assisting and second assisting surgical technologists have primary responsibilities for maintaining a sterile field and being constantly vigilant to ensure all members of the team adhere to aseptic techniques. Not only is this an exciting and rewarding career field, the job market is wide open.
The mission of the surgical technology program is to prepare students for employment as surgical technologists in the operating room of health care facilities by educating them in strict aseptic technique and patient care imperative to success in the profession of surgical technology. Students who complete the Surgical Technology Program are prepared to sit for the national Certified Surgical Technologist examination through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
Outcome Assessment Exam (OAE) Pass Rate/ Graduate Placement Rate
|Annual Reporting Year||Academic Year||Standard Reporting||Percentage of that Standard|
|2017||8/1/2015 – 7/31/2016||CST Exam Pass Rate||83% (10/12)|
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Counsel on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Further information regarding accreditation of the Surgical Technology program can be found through The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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