Surgical Tech grads have 100% pass rate on national exam

SUMTER, S.C. – Central Carolina Technical College reports that 100 percent of 2015 graduates of the surgical technology program have passed the National Certification for Surgical Technologist (CST) examination on the first try.

The 2015 graduates’ 100 percent pass rate for the rigorous national examination on the first attempt is well above the national average of 69.8 percent for 2014, the most recent data available. This is the fourth year that Brie A. Weber, Surgical Technology – Academic Program Manager, has produced a 100 percent pass rate.

“We congratulate the students whose hard work has definitely paid off,” said Weber. “The passing of the certification exam is strong evidence of the quality of our curriculum and our staff who are determined to provide the training necessary for student success.”

Miriam Laney, dean of Health Sciences, added, “Ms. Weber demands the best from her students and sets the bar high. She has an excellent program and I am not surprised that her students have had a 100 percent pass rate for the last four years. It certainly validates the quality of the Surgical Technology program at CCTC.”

CCTC’s Health Sciences Division offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Nursing, and Diplomas in Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology, and certificates in Massage Therapy, Medical Record Coding and Pharmacy Technology. Health Sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the health care industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges.

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