SCC's Surgical Technology Program Receives National Recognition

Surgical Technology
SCC's Surgical Technology program receives national award.

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 rates.”

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 team.”

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/

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher Haggar
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
ahaggar@southeast.edu