Students in the Surgical Technology
program at Southeast Community College have far exceeded the national averages
for passing the Certified Surgical Technologist exam.
“The SCC Surgical Technology
program has not only reached the 90-percent benchmark, our graduates have
achieved a 100-percent pass rate for the last four years,” said Sharon Rehn,
program chair. “The national average hovers around 69 to 70 percent pass
SCC received a merit award from
the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving
at least a 90-percent pass rate on the CST examination for the cycle of Aug. 1,
2015, through July 31, 2016. Graduates who obtain national certification
understand the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room.
It’s also required for employment at many health care organizations.
Rehn said this is a stable career
for students to consider when thinking about their future.
“There are always job
openings in this state for surgical technologists,” Rehn said. “Yet we struggle
to find students who know much about our profession. Surgical technologists are
highly paid health care professionals who play a vital role on the surgical
SCC has graduated four Surgical
Technology classes at 100-percent pass rate. For more information on the
Surgical Technology program at SCC, click on the following link https://www.southeast.edu/surgicaltech/