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Program Outcomes - Surgical Technologist Certificate

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technologist Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Apply knowledge, skills, and demonstrate ability to perform as a Surgical Technologist in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
  3. 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.
  4. Display professionalism, be prepared to be a lifelong learner, and value the professional attributes of the Surgical Technologist.
  5. 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%