Program Outcomes - Surgical Technologist Certificate
Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technologist Certificate program, the learner will be able to:
- Consistently demonstrate the necessary training to assume responsibilities in the operating room; including: aseptic technique, instrument setup, assisting the surgeon, anticipating the surgeon’s needs, and assisting with post-operative care.
- Apply knowledge, skills, and demonstrate ability to perform as a Surgical Technologist in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
- Provide to the community professional, competent, and knowledgeable individuals who can provide surgeons and the surgical team quality assistance as a Surgical Technologist utilizing ethical standards and integrity.
- Display professionalism, be prepared to be a lifelong learner, and value the professional attributes of the Surgical Technologist.
- Possess the necessary didactic and clinical skills needed to pass the certification exam and enter into the job arena as a competent entry-level Surgical Technologist.
Program Effectiveness Data
For Academic Year 2014/15, PCC student pass rates for those industry examinations for which data is available are given below.
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
- Certified Surgical Technologist examination (CST):
- 7 students tested, 6 students passed (86% pass rate)
Employment placement rate:
6 months: 86%
9 months: 100%
Student retention: 78%